“Matsui, SD, Ham Deok-ju, Remain in LG.” Attention is focused on Ko Woo-suk’s future

With bullpen pitchers’ destinations set one by one, attention is being paid to Ko Woo-suk.

The San Diego Padres announced on the 24th (Korea time) that they signed left-hander Yuki Matsui, a bullpen pitcher, to a five-year contract. According to MLB.COM ( ), Matsui signed a total of 28 million dollars, and he can opt out after the 2026 and 2027 seasons, and the club option is included in the fifth year of his contract.

Matsui reigned supreme as the finishing pitcher of the Japanese professional baseball league. During his 10-year career with the Rakuten, he recorded 25 wins and 46 losses and 76 holds 236 saves with an ERA of 2.40. He was the youngest player in the history of 200 saves in the history of NPB, and the first in the Pacific League to record 30 saves for six consecutive years.

Ham Deok-ju renewed his contract with LG after receiving MLB’s official identification request. Last November, Ham received an identification request from the MLB Secretariat, but today (24th) signed a four-year contract worth 3.8 billion won (down payment of 600 million won, annual salary of 1.4 billion won, incentive of 1.8 billion won) with LG.

Now all eyes are on Ko Woo-suk. Ko Woo-suk, like Ham Deok-ju, was asked by MLB to check his identity.

Derek Gould of the U.S. local media St. Louis Post-Dispatch said on the 6th, “St. Louis is considering recruiting relievers Ko Woo-suk and Matsui in the international FA market.” With Matsui’s future set, Ko Woo-suk’s negotiations are likely to accelerate.

Philadelphia local media Philly Sports Network (PSN) said on the 22nd, “We hope Philadelphia will recruit Shintaro Fujimi or Ko Woo-seok,” adding, “Ko Woo-seok is one of the best closing pitchers in the KBO. He explained that the average fastball speed is close to 95 miles (152.9 kilometers), which will be an interesting option for Philadelphia.” 랭크카지노

MLB Trade Rumors (MLBTR), which mainly delivers news of the MLB trade, said, “Ko has to decide whether to sign with a Major League club or stay in Korea. He is not expected to sign a contract of the same level as Maiton or Matsui. And he certainly won’t be up to Hibs.”

Meanwhile, LG allowed Ko Woo-suk to post and said, “We decided to make a final decision with the player after the amount of posting in the future.”

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