Professional Baseball KIA, Spring Camp in Australia and Japan
Infielder Seo Geon-chang prepares for a revival at the spring camp of his new team, the KIA Tigers.
Professional baseball KIA announced the first team spring camp roster and schedule on the 27th.
KIA, who leaves for Canberra, Australia on the 30th, will undergo physical, technical and tactical training at Canberra Narabunda Ball Park from February 1st and then travel to Okinawa, Japan on February 21st to develop a sense of real-life combat. 카지노
In Okinawa, five warm-up games will be played against KBO League teams, starting with the game against KT Wiz on February 25th.
On February 27th, they are scheduled to face the Japanese professional baseball team Yakult Swallows.
A total of 67 players, including 20 coaching staff and 47 players, will participate in this spring camp.
The most notable name is Seo Geon-chang.
On the 15th, Seo Geon-chang signed a contract with KIA for a total of 120 million won, including an annual salary of 50 million won and an option of 70 million won.
Seo Geon-chang, who graduated from Gwangju Jeil High School, joined LG as a training player in 2008 and played in the first team in earnest since 2012 when he was a member of Nexen Heroes (now Kiwoom), playing an active role as a substitute hitter representing the KBO League.
He appeared in 1,256 games until last year and posted a career batting average of 0.297, 1,365 hits, 491 RBIs, and 229 stolen bases.
In particular, in the 2014 season, he achieved 200 hits (201) in a single season for the first time in the KBO League and was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the regular season.
However, he has been in a severe slump since 2021 and was unable to play as a starting player after being traded to LG.
Seo Geon-chang, who qualified as a free agent (FA) after the end of the 2021 season, did not exercise his rights for three years.
After the end of the 2023 season, he requested release from LG and joined KIA.
Among the 2024 KIA rookies, pitchers Cho Dae-hyun and Kim Min-ju were named to the first team spring camp list.