Veteran free agent infielder Kim Min-sung, 36, will wear the uniform of his hometown Lotte Giants in a sign-and-trade.
The LG Twins and the Lotte Giants announced on April 26 that they have executed a trade between LG Twins veteran infielder Kim Min-sung and Lotte Giants infielder Kim Min-soo.
LG signed free agent Kim Min-seong to a contract for a maximum of three years (2+1 years) and a total of 900 million won (200 million won in down payment, 500 million won in annual salary, and 200 million won in options), 토토사이트 acquiring infielder Kim Min-soo from Lotte and sending Kim Min-seong in a one-for-one trade.
Kim was drafted by Lotte with the 13th pick of the 2007 second round.
He was then traded to the Nexen Heroes in 2010, before moving to LG in 2019, where he has been a mainstay.
Kim has a career batting average of .266 with 1,406 hits, 131 home runs and 725 RBIs, and helped his team win the Korean Series in 2023.
“As a professional athlete with a strong sense of responsibility and the ability to play all positions in the infield, we expect Kim to be an exemplary leader for our young players,” Lotte said.
Returning to his family after 14 years, Kim said, “First of all, it’s a great feeling to be back with the Lotte Giants. I can still hear the cheering voices of the Busan fans. I am grateful to the club for treating me with sincerity and recognizing my value,” he said. “Lotte has many young players with great potential, so I will use my experience to help the young players grow well and play the role the team wants in offense and defense.”
He also thanked the LG fans for their passionate love and support.
Kim joined Lotte in the second round of the 2017 secondary draft after graduating from Jemulpogo. Through the 2023 season, he has played in 188 games in the first team, batting 24-for-106 with three home runs and 38 doubles with an OPS of .630 (on-base percentage of .313, slugging percentage of .317), and in 304 games in the second team, 안전 토토사이트 he has batted 24-for-252 with 37 home runs, 163 RBIs, 126 doubles with an OPS of .876 (on-base percentage of .388, slugging percentage of .488).
“Kim Min-soo is a former youth representative who completed his military service with the National Police Agency, and we judged him as a prospect with great hitting ability, good handling as an infielder, and good throwing ability,” LG said.