The Samsung Lions have strengthened their roster.
The team completed all of its scheduled signings on Sunday, signing free agent infielder Kang Kang-ul.
He signed a 1+1 year contract with an annual salary of 250 million won and an option for up to 300 million won.
The former Wonkwangdae student turned pro in 2014 as a second-round pick of the KIA Tigers. Since joining Samsung as a free agent compensation player in 2017, he has appeared in 829 KBO games, batting .268 with 574 hits and 158 RBIs.
After signing his contract, Kang said, “I’m grateful to the Samsung Lions for giving me the opportunity to continue my career with them. Now that I’m in my middle years, I will communicate well with the juniors and do my best to play the position the team wants and repay the fans for their support.” “The signing of Kang Kang-ul, who has value as an all-around infield player and left-handed hitter, further strengthens our team’s depth, 토토사이트 and we expect him to serve as a salt in the wound to ease the burden on Lee Jae-hyun, who played a lot of games last year,” said Samsung manager Lee Jong-yeol.
Samsung, which has been focusing on bolstering its bullpen during the Stobrig
Signed free agent Oh Seung-hwan to a two-year, 2.2 billion won contract the previous day.
After acquiring KT and Kiwoom closers Kim Jae-yoon and Lim Chang-min in the free agent market, the team now has three top-notch closers with the retention of Oh Seung-hwan. The troika of Oh Seung-hwan (400 saves), Kim Jae-yoon (169 saves), and Lim Chang-min (122 saves) have combined for 691 career saves.
They grabbed internal free agent Kim Dae-woo and bolstered their depth with lefty Choi Sung-hoon and submarine Yang Hyun in the second round of the draft. On the waiver wire, they added “the next Seon Dong-yeol” Lee Min-ho to raise expectations.
Samsung also managed to retain all-weather infielder Kang Kang-ul, 토토사이트 순위 so the team enters the season with a stronger lineup than last year.