The Kia Tigers’ Choi Hyung-woo (41) has become the oldest non-free agent in history to sign a multi-year contract.
“We have signed Choi Hyung-woo to a multi-year contract at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field for a total of 2.2 billion won, including an annual salary of 2 billion won for the first year and an option for 2 billion won. The 2025 contract will be automatically extended if the 2024 option is fulfilled.”
Choi has excelled as a fixture in the team’s batting order over the past seven years, including two free agency periods with KIA. Last season, he showed that he is still going strong at a ripe old age, batting .302 with 17 home runs, 온라인카지노 81 RBIs, 64 runs scored, and 130 hits in 121 games. He also broke the all-time records for most hits and most doubles.
“I am grateful that the club offered me a multi-year contract,” Choi said, “and I will do my best with my teammates to make sure that the roar of fall baseball can be heard in Gwangju. And I want to be remembered by Tigers fans as a player who never lost his focus and was always consistent until the last day of his career.”
KIA President Shim Jae-hak said, “We tried to honor Choi Hyung-woo not only for his outstanding performance, but also because he always set an example for his fellow players as a clubhouse leader. We hope that he will continue to be a good influence on his fellow players and represent the KBO League.”