Lions choose Kim Jae-seong to compensate Park Hae-min


Kim jae seong [NEWS1]

On Wednesday, the Samsung Lions selected wide receiver Kim Jae-seong as the LG Twins’ compensation player in exchange for the Seoul club signing free agent Park Hae-min.

Under KBO rules, if a team needs a free agent that the KBO ranked as the top “A” player in the market that year, the home club is required to compensate the old team. of the player. Compensation can take two forms: either three times the player’s salary from the previous season, or double his salary and compensation from the player chosen by the other team.

Kim, a young receiver who has made 58 appearances for the Twins this year, was not on the Dino’s top 20 list.

Kim was drafted by the Twins in 2015, but has so far spent most of his career in the Futures League, notably as a catcher for the military baseball team while completing his compulsory military service. Kim only made 12 KBO appearances before 2021, but finished this season with a 0.138 batting average, nine hits, three RBIs and a home run.

In a press release, Samsung noted that Kim was chosen as a development opportunity, highlighting his potential to produce long balls. The club saw him as a good defensive choice with the potential to become a first-team player in the future.



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