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November 30, 2023 | by

Will we see the belly of the KT Wiz next year?

KT had an incredible year in 2023. They started at the bottom of the standings and finished the regular season in second place. They made it all the way to the Korean Series (KS), where they finished as runners-up and had a “magical season.

KT manager Lee Kang-cheol cited foreign pitcher William Cuevas, 33, as the driving force behind the runner-up finish. Cuevas, who left KT in 2022 due to injury, returned to the team in June as a substitute foreign player and excelled in 18 games with 12 wins, no losses and a 100 percent winning percentage. “Cuevas anchored the shaky starting lineup and created a synergy that helped us win more than 12 games,” Lee said.

In 2019, Cuevas made his KT debut, and in 2021, he battled back from the loss of his father to lead the team to its first regular season title since its inception. KT won the championship after a hard-fought tiebreaker against the Samsung Lions, where Cuevas, who threw 108 pitches three days before the championship game, returned to the mound after two days of rest to help secure the victory 아톰카지노 도메인.

Cuevas also pitched on three days’ rest in fall baseball this year, lifting KT from the brink of playoff elimination to KS.

KT is determined to keep Cuevas for next season. According to a club official, KT included the names of Wes Benjamin and Cuevas, as well as Anthony Alford, on the list of pending players submitted to the KBO on May 25. A KT official said, “Cuevas’ good performance helped the team make it to the KS. Of course, we want to keep him with us next year and will focus on re-signing him.”

Cuevas also expressed his desire to stay with KT. After receiving the Winning Percentage Award at the KBO Awards ceremony on July 27, Cuevas said in a video interview, “Our team did a great job in the 2023 season. Thanks to the great help of my teammates in offense and defense, the results went smoothly,” he said, adding, “I hope to be with the team next season. I hope to see you again next year.”


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