Hanwha Eagles infielder Oh Sun-jin in the second round

The KBO Secondary Draft was held on November 22. The Lotte Giants called up Hanwha Eagles infielder Oh Sun-jin (34) in the second round. The unthinkable happened. After sending free agent Ahn Chi-hong (33) to Hanwha, Lotte took the veteran Oh to bolster its infield. In effect, Ahn Chi-hong and Oh Sun-jin switched uniforms. On November 20, two days before the second round of the draft, Hanwha announced the signing of Ahn Chi-hong.

Ahn, a graduate of Seoul High School, and Oh, a native of Seongnam High School, have known each other since high school. Had Ahn’s signing been delayed by a few days, they could have played together at Hanwha a year later.

Oh, in his 17th year as a professional, has also left Hanwha. He was traded to the Samsung Lions, then returned as a free agent a year ago, only to be traded again. “If I knew this would happen, I wouldn’t have cried (at Samsung),” 바카라사이트 he said in an interview shortly after signing his free agency deal.

Shortly after returning to Hanwha, he got married in Daejeon and set up his newlywed home.

Jang Min-jae (33) and Lee Tae-yang (33) are the only other veterans in their 30s who started with Hanwha. Oh was drafted in the fourth round of the 2008 second round, Jang in the third round of the 2009 second round, and Lee in the fifth round in 2010.

After being traded to SSG Landers, Lee returned to Hanwha as a free agent late last year. Jang Min-jae is the only other player who started with Hanwha and played exclusively for Hanwha.

Jang Min-jae is currently a free agent. He became a free agent after playing 15 years with Hanwha. He’s a C-grade player, which means he doesn’t have to be compensated in a transfer. However, it doesn’t seem like Jang is considering a move.

“We gave him the terms of the contract, but there were other teams interested,” said a Hanwha representative.

Hanwha signed Jang late last year as a free agent for three years and 930 million won. It included an incentive of 150 million won. The team is believed to have offered Jang Min-jae a similar contract to Jang’s.

Jang struggled this season before his free agency.

He started as a starter and was sent down to the second team twice. He stayed in the second team for over two months. Moved up to the first team in the second half and was used as a middle reliever. In the last three games of October, he pitched 2⅔ innings of one-hit ball.

In 25 games this season, he is 3-8 with a 4.83 ERA in 69 innings pitched. Down to about half the innings he pitched last year. Clearly a necessary part of the team, but less so than last year.

Last season, he appeared in 32 games (25 starts) and threw 126⅔ innings. He went 7-8 with a 3.55 ERA. He stepped up like a “superhero” when foreign pitchers were sidelined with injuries and the starting rotation was broken. 사설토토 He set career highs in wins and innings pitched.

He’s unlikely to get the best contract for his performance this year. Even if the contract is meant to reward contributions, the value of a player can only be evaluated by his future performance. That is, of course, if a team is interested in signing Jang Min-jae.

A Hanwha representative said, “We will schedule an interview soon. We won’t rush into anything.”

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