Masan Yongmago Jang Hyeon-seok, who is regarded as the best pitching prospect of all time, has signed a contract with the LA Dodgers, a prestigious major league club.
This is Reporter Bae Jeong-hoon.
Jang Hyun-seok’s side officially announced that they had signed a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers for a down payment of 900,000 dollars and about 1.18 billion won in our money.
$900,000 is the second highest for a pitcher and second only to Pittsburgh’s Bae Ji-hwan, who received $1.25 million for a Korean player since 2017, when the total amount of signing money major league clubs can give to foreign prospects was limited.
[Jang Hyun-seok/Masan Yongmago Pitcher: It’s an honor and I’ll show you how hard I work as much as you chose me.]
More than 10 clubs were fiercely competing to recruit Jang Hyun-seok, but the LA Dodgers, who were stomping their feet due to a contract fee limit for overseas prospects became the final winner of the skirmish by giving Jang Hyun-seok the balance of the down payment he had received from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for two promising players last week.꽁머니사이트
[Jang Hyun-seok/Masan Yongmago Pitcher: I was a bit surprised when I heard the name Dodgers. I’m excited, I want to try on uniforms quickly, and my goal is to get up to the big leagues quickly by making (body) closer to perfection.]
Local media reporting the news of the Los Angeles Dodgers expressed high expectations, saying, “It will take some time before Jang Hyun-seok can be seen in the big leagues, but Dodgers fans will be delighted with Jang Hyun-seok’s future performance in the major leagues.”