Woo-Seok Ko heads to the majors…2-year deal with San Diego

Ko Woo-seok (25) is going to the San Diego Padres of the American Major League Baseball.
San Diego posted a photo of the team’s uniform and Go Woo-seok on its official social networking service on Thursday (KST), saying, “We have signed right-handed bullpen pitcher Go Woo-seok to a two-year contract.”
“In 2023, he appeared in 44 games for the Elgee (LG) Twins of the KBO, striking out 12.1 batters per nine innings and posting a 3.68 ERA.

He posted a .179 batting average against left-handed batters and a .286 batting average against right-handed batters.” “

He appeared in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) with teammate Kim Ha-seong, but did not pitch.”
The club did not disclose the specific amount of the contract, but local media reported that Go Woo-seok signed a two-year deal totaling $4.5 million (approximately 5.9 billion won). 카지노

Dennis Lin of the American sports publication The Athletic reported on social media that the contract terms were “$1.75 million (approximately $2.3 billion) in 2024, $2.25 million (approximately $2.9 billion) in 2025, and $3 million (approximately $3.9 billion) or a buyout of $500,000 (approximately $650,000) for a contract extension in 2026.”



According to MLB.com, Go will compete with Japanese left-hander Yuki Matsui and right-hander Roberto Suarez for the closer’s job.
Koo, who has seven seasons of service time through 2023 and is eligible for posting (non-tender), filed for Major League Baseball last November.

The team gave him a conditional offer, but respected his wishes and allowed him to move to the big leagues.

“Woo-seok is one of the best closers in the KAVO League,” said Elgee Twins general manager Cha Myung-seok.

I think he is competitive enough and will adapt well in the major leagues.

We look forward to seeing him perform well and represent Korea in the major leagues.”
After signing the contract, Go expressed his gratitude to Elgie. “

I would like to thank the Elgee Twins for giving me the opportunity to have a great experience in the major leagues,” he said. “

I am starting over with a new heart in a new place.

I will do my best to become a player who does not disappoint everyone’s expectations.”
Go made his professional debut in an Elsie uniform as a first-round pick in 2017, compiling a 19-26 record with 139 saves and a 3.18 ERA through last year.

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