Ryu Hyun-jin's LA Dodgers teammate Akdong Puig signed a $1 million contract with Kiwoom, and will play in the KBO League next year.

Byung-min Yoo.


Kiwoom club announced today (9th) the signing of Puig.

The ransom is $1 million, the upper limit of the annual salary of new foreign players, and about 1.17 billion won, which is a pure guarantee without options. 

Club officials went to the Dominican Republic last month, stayed for two weeks, met Puig in person, and after actively sending love calls, the contract was successful.

[Goh Hyeong-wook / Kiwoom general manager: Park Byeong-ho, Kang Jeong-ho, and Kim Ha-seong said that we made it to MLB through our team. They had such players as Lee Jung-hoo, Kim Hye-seong, and Ahn Woo-jin. Joe deulyeot much real ball]

in a while Puig He 7 year big league debut at the LA Dodgers with Ryu 2013 132 homers, dwaetjiman proven skills so recorded 415 RBIs, and insincere training attitude and get out of hand nanpokseong not The image of a bad boy has hardened, and for the past two years, I have been living as a 'missing child' without being able to step on the big league stage.

The Kiwoom club was confident that Puig was different from before, and that he would adapt smoothly.

[Hyung-wook Koh/Chief Kiwoom: (Puig’s) final goal is to re-enter the MLB. If you come to Korea and create another issue, you will cross the water. I am aware of it.]

Amidst the coexistence of expectations and concerns, Puig, literally 'the greatest foreign player of all time' in terms of name value and topicality, has emerged as a box office card for the stagnant KBO League.

(Video editing: Woo-Jeong Woo)