Samsung has appointed right-handed batting catcher Kim Jae-seong as compensation for Park Hae-min, a free agent who left for LG.
Samsung announced today (22nd), the deadline for the nomination of players for FA compensation, “After reviewing the list of 20 players protected by LG, the field and the front desk discussed it and decided to recruit Kim Jae-sung.”
As Park Hae-min is a Grade A FA, Samsung receives 760 million won in compensation from Kim Jae-sung.
Kim Jae-seong joined LG as the first draft pick in 2015.
However, I had to leave LG without being able to remove the tag as a prospect.
Kim Jae-sung’s first-team record is 70 games with a batting average of 0.132, one home run, and four RBIs.
In this year’s Futures League, he played in 9 games and hit 8 hits in 19 at-bats.
Samsung paid attention to the potential of Jae-Sung Kim.
The Samsung club explained, “Kim Jae-seong is a catcher with excellent defense. If he gained experience, he could play an active part in the first team.”
Samsung are continuing negotiations with main catcher Kang Min-ho, who has obtained free agency qualification.
Recently, Kim Tae-gun, a ‘primary-class catcher’, was also recruited through a trade with NC.
Although it may be pointed out that Kim Jae-seong’s nomination causes ‘duplicate positions’, Samsung said, “Our club is collecting talented catchers from a mid- to long-term point of view. Not only the current strength, but also the young and talented catchers for the future. necessary,” he said.
Jae-Sung Kim will join Samsung in time for the spring camp that begins on February 1 next year.
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