Lee Ji-young has found a team after a long wait
National team catcher Lee Ji-young has found a team after a long wait.
SSG Landers (CEO Min Kyung-sam, hereinafter SSG) acquired catcher Lee Ji-young in a trade with the Kiwoom Heroes on Friday (December 12) for 250 million won in cash and the right to draft her in the third round of the 2025 rookie draft. Lee switched uniforms after signing a two-year, 400 million won contract ($350 million in salary, $50 million in options) with Kiwoom.
SSG made the trade to strengthen its catching staff and stabilize its pitching staff. Lee has a wealth of experience as a catcher, having played in 1270 games in her career, and she also has solid hitting ability, with a career batting average of 0.280, 942 hits, and 368 RBIs. In particular, 카지노사이트 Lee is known for her durability and consistency, having played around 100 games every year since 2013.
Lee joined the Samsung Lions as a developmental player in 2008
He has since become a mainstay on the team, helping them win three Korean Series titles. After joining the Kiwoom Heroes in a triple-trade ahead of the 2019 season, Lee gained a lot of experience leading the squad as a starting catcher. In 2022, Lee made a significant contribution to Kiwoom’s postseason run by starting every game from the semi-playoffs to the Korean Series, and in 2023, she was recognized for her skills by being selected to the World Baseball Classic (WBC) team.
With 16 years of exemplary playing experience and excellent skills, SSG expects Lee to lead the team’s pitching staff and be a good mentor for the young catching staff.
On joining the team, Lee Ji-young said, “First of all, I would like to thank SSG for recognizing my value, and it is meaningful to play in my hometown of Incheon. I will do my best to do my part to help SSG achieve good results this season. I will try to contribute a lot to the team’s victories this season and become a player loved by the fans. Lastly, 바카라사이트 I would like to thank the Kiwoom Heroes fans for their love and support.”