It was revealed that Lee Jung-hoo received 1.1 billion won in the annual salary renewal result announced by Kiwoom on the 20th. Lee Jung-hoo, who won 5 batting crowns last year and became MVP of the regular season, signed a contract for 1.1 billion won, a 46.7% (350 million won) increase from his annual salary of 750 million won. It is the highest single-year contract for a pure KBO leaguer, excluding free agents (FA), non-FA multi-year contracts, and returning overseas players.
He, of course, also broke the record for highest salary in his seventh year. In 2020, Ha-seong Kim (now San Diego) received 550 million won, which was the highest amount, but it was doubled. Lee Jung-hoo received 230 million won in 2019, his third year, and relayed the record for the highest annual salary by year, and peaked this year.
Ahn Woo-jin, who failed to acquire the Taegeuk mark but started to solidify his position as the team ace, also stamped at 350 million won, a 133.3% (200 million won) increase. He recorded the highest rate of increase among 51 people subject to a renewal contract. It is like continuing the tradition of Kiwoom, in which the annual salary rises vertically after performing well.
Catcher Lee Ji-young, whose free agent contract expired, also signed a contract for 500 million won, an increase of 200 million won (66.7%). It seems that he led the team to the Korean Series, and in particular, gave him a contract worthy of the value of a ‘national catcher’ who led pitchers stably at the fall party.
Kim Hye-seong, who is considered a post-big leaguer, received 420 million won (an increase of 100 million won), and Kim Jae-woong, who proved his potential as a finishing pitcher, received 220 million won (an increase of 116 million won). 바카라