‘SPRING CAMP WITH SSG AGAIN THIS YEAR’ KIM MIN-SIK “GOOD COMPETITION WITH SENIOR LEE JI-YOUNG”

SSG catcher Kim Min-sik ahead of departure

 Although there were twists and turns, Kim Min-sik (34) will hold spring camp again this year as a member of the professional baseball SSG Landers .The situation has changed quite a bit. Jaewon Lee (36) left for the Hanwha Eagles, but senior Jiyoung Lee (37) wore the SSG uniform through a sign-and-trade, and Dae-on Park (28) and Beomsu Shin (26) were selected by SSG in the second draft. Min-sik Kim, whom we met at Incheon International Airport on the 30th after leaving for Biro Beach, Florida, USA, where SSG set up a spring camp, said, “Three new catchers have joined the team. We compete in good faith, help each other, and strive to help the team move in a better direction. “I will do it,” he said.

Kim Min-sik, who was traded from KIA Tigers to SSG in May 2022, played as the starting catcher for the next two years (2022, 2023 seasons).In 2022, he was also selected as a key player in the combined championship. Kim Min-sik, who qualified as a free agent (FA) after the 2023 season, was unable to sign a contract with SSG, and in the meantime, SSG recruited three catchers. Kim Min-sik signed a two-year contract worth a total of 500 million won (annual salary 400 million won, option 100 million won), which was lower than the conditions initially presented by SSG .Although there were some regrets, Kim Min-sik decided to focus on preparing for the season. The primary goal is to win the heated competition for the starting catcher.

Kim Min-sik said, “Professional players must prove their skills,” and added, “We continued to compete in good faith within the team in the past. I will prepare well in spring camp to prove my competitiveness and survive (as the starting catcher).”I plan to faithfully serve as a guide for ‘transfer students’ .At the airport that day, Lee Ji-young approached Kim Min-sik warmly and said, “You’re the only face I know. ”Kim Min-sik said, “I often faced Lee Ji-young in college, and we played together for the university team. Ji-young is a better catcher than me and has more experience. I just need help in terms of the environment so that he can quickly adapt to SSG.” “It is,” he said .He then grinned and said, “I don’t have a good relationship with Park Dae-on yet, but I will quickly become acquainted with him. I will hire new catchers. “The more good catchers there are, the better. If Kim Min-sik follows his goal and competes in good faith with the newly joined catchers, SSG’s worries about the catcher will disappear .Kim Min-sik said, “I won the championship in 2022, so last year’s performance (3rd place) looks shabby,” and pledged, “I will finish the season on a higher 카지노사이트킹 note this year.”

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