Catcher Eui-ji Yang (36), who signed a large contract and returned to his former team Doosan Bears, greets his return.
Doosan announced on the 5th that it will hold a ceremony for Yang Eui-ji at Jamsil Stadium on the afternoon of the 11th.
On November 22 last year, Yang Eui-ji signed a free agent (FA) contract with Doosan for 4+2 years and up to 15.2 billion won. His first four-year contract is 4.4 billion won, the total annual salary is 6.6 billion won, and after the end of the 2026 season, a player option of up to 4.2 billion won for two years including incentives is included.
15.2 billion won is the largest single contract in professional baseball in Korea. When Kim Gwang-hyun returned to SSG Landers after finishing his life in the major leagues, the previous record was a 4-year, 15.1 billion won non-FA contract. 메이저놀이터
Yang Eui-ji was the fourth person to exceed 15 billion won in total contracts. When Lee Dae-ho returned to the Lotte Giants ahead of the 2017 season, he signed a contract for 4 years and 15 billion won, writing his first case. After that, Na Seong-beom (KIA Tigers, 6 years, 15 billion won), Kim Gwang-hyun followed, and Yang Eui-ji took over the baton this winter.
Yang Eui-ji also set the record for the highest cumulative total in the KBO League FA personal career.
Yang Eui-ji, who obtained his first FA qualification after the 2018 season, signed with the NC Dinos for 4 years and 12.5 billion won.
Yang Eui-ji, who earned up to 27.7 billion won through two FA contracts, surpassed LG Twins Kim Hyun-soo’s 23 billion won.
Kim Hyun-soo returned to Korea from the United States in 2017 and signed a contract with LG for 4 years and 11.5 billion won.
Yang Eui-ji gives a ‘return greeting’ to Doosan fans through the joining ceremony on this day.
President Jeon Poong, general manager Kim Tae-ryong, and head coach Lee Seung-yeop will attend the ceremony.