The LG Twins announced today that they have agreed to terms with outfielder Austin Dean, 30, to re-sign with the organization. Dean agreed to re-sign for a total of $1.3 million ($300,000 signing bonus, $800,000 salary, $200,000 incentive).
In 139 games with the LG Twins this season, Austin Dean batted .301 with 163 hits (4th), 23 home runs (3rd), 95 RBI (3rd), and a league-high 15 walk-off hits.
In the Korean Series against KT, he went 7-for-20 with three doubles, one home run, five RBIs and three runs scored to help the team win its first division title in 29 years, since 1994.
Yeom attributed Austin’s success to his ability to handle changeups. “Korean pitchers throw a lot of changeups against foreign hitters, and their success depends on how well they can handle them. Austin’s ability to handle the changeup was the first success factor.”
The good news is that he’s off to a strong start. In the month of April, Austin went 34-for-97 with three doubles, one triple, two home runs, 20 RBIs and 15 runs scored. “April is very important for foreign players. 카지노사이트 A good start is the key to a good season. I’m very happy that April went well for him.”
He is not only good at baseball.
With his good personality and good manners, he quickly integrated into the team atmosphere and was recognized by his teammates as a true member of the team. “From the first time he joined the camp, he got along well with the players and had a strong desire to play baseball. He loves the KBO League, has a lot of fun, and is very likable.”
He also said, “Being good at baseball doesn’t mean doing whatever you want, but being energetic and keeping the line. When he restrains himself, he restrains himself and has good mind control.” Coach Yeom praised Austin for his baseball skills and good manners, calling him “perfect”.
Austin Dean said, “I would like to thank the organization for giving me the opportunity to come back. The LG Twins fans have been the best support I’ve ever had this season, and I’m looking forward to playing in front of them again next year. See you all next year.”
“Austin Dean is a player who has clearly demonstrated his role in helping the LG Twins win the overall championship this season and is an essential part of our team,” said Cha Myung-seok.
“He is a great player not only in terms of skill but also in terms of character. With his experience in the KBO and his adaptation to the league, we expect him to continue to perform well next year.”