Professional baseball KIA negotiated a marathon with pitcher Yang Hyun-jong, a star, but failed again. The club has presented the final draft, and players are in the position of needing time to think.

Correspondent Lee Seong-hoon.

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KIA Club (CG), which had been negotiating a marathon for more than 6 hours with Yang Hyun-jong from 11 am on the 22nd, finally made an official statement that an agreement could not be reached.

The club presented a final proposal, but the player requested "give me time to think a little more" and ended the negotiations.

It has been confirmed that no future negotiations have been scheduled.

The club and players both yielded one step at a time compared to before, and the atmosphere of the conversation was not bad, a club official said.

In October, Yang Hyun-jong, who returned to Korea after completing his challenge on the American stage, held four official negotiations with the KIA club, but could hardly come to an agreement.

Although the total amount reached about 10 billion won, Yang Hyun-jong publicly expressed his disappointment at the club's proposal, which had more options based on performance than the amount of guarantee, and even bought Banjal from some fans.

On the 16th, after Yang Hyun-jong met with new manager Kim Jong-guk, the club announced that 'the misunderstanding had been cleared', raising expectations for an agreement yesterday.

As a result, KIA's plan to finalize the signing of FA outfielder Na Seong-beom after ending the contract with Yang Hyun-jong was set to be disrupted again.