Kang Baek-ho, who was hurt by the annual salary reduction of 47.3%… “Salary is not everything”

“I will show that the annual salary does not divide the player’s class.”

Kang Baek-ho (24, kt Wiz) met reporters before heading to Tucson, Arizona, USA, the site of his team’s spring camp via Incheon International Airport on the 31st. Before leaving the country, he said, “Salary is not everything. I participated in the camp because I somehow coordinated well with the club. The team has given me a lot of consideration,” he said about his thoughts on labor negotiations.

On the 29th, kt announced a press release and said, “We have completed annual salary contracts with 61 people subject to renewal for the 2023 season.” Kang Baek-ho received the highest annual salary of 550 million won in the fifth year last year, but after one year, his annual salary was cut in half, dropping 47.3% to 290 million won. This is why Kang Baek-ho suffered from negotiation pains with the club.

Kang Baek-ho has been the most underperforming since his debut last year. It was an activity that did not fit Kang Baek-ho’s reputation, such as the least game appearance, minimum batting average, single-digit home run, and slugging percentage in the 30% range.

There were many bad things in many ways from the beginning of the season. During his exhibition game, he suffered a metatarsal fracture in his right little toe and was sidelined for about two months. Afterwards, he raised his physical condition and made a difficult comeback, but it did not last long. After playing for about a month, he was out for a month this time due to left hamstring pain.

With two long-term absences, it was impossible to play a normal season. He had his worst season, struggling with his senses coming and going. After the season, his salary was drastically reduced. It was a painful winter in many ways.

Kang Baek-ho said, “Salary is not everything. I will show that the annual salary does not divide the player’s class.” 안전놀이터

Kang Baek-ho promised that he would definitely change after his sluggish last season. If Kang Baek-ho is resurrected, the player can restore honor and the team can build a solid offensive option.

Kang Baek-ho said, “The resolution is always the same. You have to work hard. You didn’t do well last year, so you have to do well this year. During the last season, I felt that I had to take good care of my body and that the details were really important, so it affected my skills. I think I’ve matured,” he promised to rebound.

Meanwhile, Kang Baek-ho agreed to an annual salary contract on the night of the 28th, delaying the start of spring camp. After leaving the country on this day, he is expected to join the team immediately and start quenching for the 2023 season.

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