Lee Jeong-hoo, who is competing in the Major League after this season, said goodbye to his domestic fans.
Once a posting is announced to the Major League, a full-fledged recruitment competition begins.
Interest in the ‘complete hitter’ Lee Jeong-hoo is already hot.
This is reporter Jeong Joo-hee.
In the last home game held at Gocheok Dome, Lee Jeong-hoo, who was not 100% recovered from his ankle injury, appeared as a pinch hitter and gave his final greeting to the fans.
He expressed his gratitude, saying that his seven years at Kiwoom were happy, and the fans sent Lee Jeong-hoo off with warm cheers.
<Lee Jeong-hoo / Kiwoom Heroes> “I was so grateful. Whether it was good or bad, just having the fans behind me was a huge help to me. I always tried to be the pride of the fans and I think I always did my best on the field.”
Lee Jung-hoo played in a total 메이저사이트of 884 games in the KBO League, recording a batting average of .344 and hitting 65 home runs, becoming a ‘complete hitter’ and winning five batting crowns and MVP honors last year.
As a member of the national team, he won a gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang, Jakarta.
Interest in Lee Jeong-hoo is hot.
Even before the major league posting process began, San Francisco general manager Putilla personally watched Jeong-hoo Lee’s last at-bat.
On the same day, it was reported that in addition to San Francisco, officials from five other teams, including the New York Yankees, New York Mets, San Diego, and Boston, visited Gocheok.
<Min Hoon-gi / Baseball Commentator> “Normally, a person at the level of a manager in charge of the Far East comes and takes the final look, but it is very meaningful that General Manager Putilla came and saw it in person. If so, the San Francisco Giants are very interested in Lee Jeong-hoo… “
There are local predictions that the price of Lee Jeong-hoo, who is being courted by several clubs, will be more than 50 million dollars, or about 66.8 billion won in Korean currency.