Go Woo Seok to MLB

January 4, 2024 | by

Ko Woo-suk (26), the closing pitcher of the LG Twins in professional baseball, will advance to the U.S. Major League Baseball (MLB). When Ko completes his contract with the San Diego Padres, he will have a “family match” against his brother-in-law Lee Jung-hoo (San Francisco Giants), who is the same age, in the West Division of the National League (NL).

“Ko Woo-suk recently received an offer for recruitment from MLB club following the posting (closed competitive bid) process,” the LG team said on Thursday. “We have decided to send the offer to the team that sent him in respect of the player’s intention.” “Ko left for the U.S. today to proceed with his contract including a medical test,” it added.

Earlier, New York Post reporter John Hayman said on social media, “The contract between Ko Woo-suk and San Diego is imminent. He will probably be the closing pitcher.” Hayman is a representative MLB source, as he was the first to deliver Lee Jung-hoo’s trip to San Francisco.

As Josh Hader, who was in charge of finishing the 2023 season, became a free agent, the San Diego Padres have recently signed a contract with left-handed closer Yuki Matsui (a total of 28 million U.S. dollars for five years), who played for the Rakuten Golden Eagles in the Japanese professional baseball league, to strengthen their bullpen. San Diego, however, seems to have started recruiting right-handed closer Ko Woo-suk, who felt that the bullpen had not been sufficiently strengthened.

The deadline for negotiations for Ko is 7 a.m. Korean time on Tuesday. However, it can be said that the contract has been effectively concluded as he undergoes a medical test. The ransom offered by San Diego did not meet the initial level, but LG reportedly allowed the transfer due to Ko’s desperation to advance to the big league.

If the contract is finalized, Ko will share the same room with Kim Ha-sung (29). Kim Ha-sung showed strong performance last year as he became the first Asian infielder to win Gold Glove (utility), which is given to the best defenseman in each MLB position. If Kim Ha-sung is not traded, Ko will be able to be seen playing against Shohei Ohtani and Yoshinobu Yamamoto of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the opening game of the 2024 MLB World Tour Seoul Series, which will take place at Gocheok Dome from March 20 to 21. The Dodgers and San Diego also plan to hold practice games with their Seoul metropolitan teams ahead of the opening series, and expectations are also high that Ko will face LG batters in a San Diego uniform.

In addition, there will be a showdown between Ko Woo-suk and Lee Jung-hoo after the opening of the U.S. MLB. San Diego, San Francisco, and the Dodgers are in the NL West along with the Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks, and will have 13 showdowns each in the 2024 season 랭크카지노주소.


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