Doosan Bears are accelerating the formation of foreign players for the 2024 season. Amid the good news that contract renewals with foreign pitchers Alcantara and Brandon are imminent

negotiations for a new outfield foreign hitter appear to be a priority.

The Doosan foreign starting duo performed among the best in the league in the 2023 season.

First, Alcantara, who returned to the KBO League after three years, pitched in 31 games (192 innings) in the 2023 season and showed excellent pitching as a ‘first-choice ace’ with 13 wins, 9 losses, an ERA of 2.67, 162 strikeouts

and a WHIP of 1.07. In particular, his ability to play 192 innings was an overwhelming figure in the league.

Brandon, who returned in the middle of the 2023 season after playing in the Taiwanese league after not renewing his contract with Doosan last year 카지노사이트랭크

boasted a further improved pitching with 11 wins, 3 losses, 2.49 ERA, 100 strikeouts, and 1.05 WHIP in 18 appearances (104.2 innings).

Of course, Doosan set up a table to negotiate renewal contracts with the two players this winter. 

In this winter’s foreign market, the result of renewing contracts with Alcantara and Brandon was important as the starting talent capable of playing full-time was drying up.

Doosan, which has been steadily negotiating contract renewals, is known to be close to signing a contract with the two pitchers. 

A Doosan official said, “We decided that there are no better pitching resources than Alcantara and Brandon in the current foreign market. 

Negotiations with the two players continue to progress positively. “Now it can be considered the final stage,” he said, announcing the imminent renewal of the contract.

Doosan plans to prioritize negotiations with new faces over foreign hitters for the 2024 season. Of course

there remains the possibility of renewing the contract with Jose Rojas, who showed impressive rebound performance in the second half of the season.

Rojas played in 122 games in the 2023 season and recorded a batting average of 0.253/102 hits/19 home runs/65 RBI/on-base percentage (0.345)/slugging percentage (0.474). 

While Rojas’ outfield defensive ability was evaluated as disappointing on the field, the club’s internal view is that it is not realistically easy to use Rojas, a former infielder, as an infield resource. This means that it is no different from Jose Fernandez, who played for the team in the past, claiming that he can defend well as a second baseman.

A Doosan official said, “The club’s foreign scout is now returning to Korea after attending the Major League Winter Meeting. 

We have selected a new group of foreign hitters for the outfield and plan to continue negotiations. T

he priorities have been set, but the contract renewal with Rojas can be seen as being pushed to a later priority. 

If negotiations with a new foreign batsman candidate do not go well, there is a possibility that Rojas may be re-signed. 

Also, foreign outfielders who played in the KBO league this season and were released from the pending player list are not in our club’s candidate list,” he explained.

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