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Kim Min-seong returns to his former team Lotte through sign and trade Up to 3 years 900 million won

Veteran infielder Kim Min-seong (35) returned to his former team, the Lotte Giants, after 14 years through a sign-and-trade. On the 26th, the former team LG Twins signed free agent (FA) Min-seong Kim for a contract period of up to 3 years (2+1 year) for a total of 900 million won (200 million won in down payment, 500 million won in annual salary, 200 million won in options), and then signed Lotte infielder Min-soo Kim (200 million won in down payment, 500 million won in annual salary, 200 million won in options). 25) and announced that they traded with him.

Kim Min-seong joined Lotte with the 13th pick in the second round of the 2007 rookie draft and was traded to Nexen Heroes (now Kiwoom) in 2010, and has been wearing LG uniforms since 2019 .His career records are a batting average of 0.269 (1,406 hits in 5,233 at-bats), 131 home runs, 725 RBIs, and 663 runs. In the 2023 season, he played in 112 games and contributed to winning the Korean Series with a batting average of 0.249, 8 home runs, 41 RBI, and 34 runs.

The Lotte team said, “We expect Kim Min-seong, who has a strong sense of responsibility as a professional player and can play all infield positions, to become a leader who serves as an example for young players. ”Kim Min-seong said through Lotte, “It feels good to return to Lotte. The cheering voices of Busan fans are vivid. Based on my experience so far, I will help young, high-potential players grow well. “Kim Min-soo, who wore the LG uniform, joined Lotte in the second round of 2017 and recorded a batting average of 0.240 (106 hits in 441 at-bats) in 188 games in the first team .His second-team performance is a batting average of 0.293 (252 hits in 861 at-bats), 37 home runs, and 163 RBI in 304 games LG evaluated Kim Min-soo as “a promising infielder 온라인카지노 with great hitting skills, excellent handling, and decent throwing ability.”

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