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Lee Jeong-hoo (25) achieved his dream of entering the big league by setting the highest posting (private competitive bidding) record for a Korean.The San Francisco Giants officially announced the recruitment of Jeong-hoo Lee on the club’s official social network service (SNS) on the 15th (Korean time), saying “Welcome Jeong-hoo Lee to the San Francisco Giants” in English and Korean.The club said in a press release, “We signed a contract with Lee Jeong-hoo for a total of $113 million (approximately 146.2 billion won) over a six-year contract period,” and added, “Opt-out after the end of the 2027 season (by agreement between the club and the player).” “It also included a clause allowing the contract to be terminated,” he said.San Francisco said, “Lee Jung-hoo will receive $7 million next year, then $16 million in 2025, $22 million in 2026 and 2027, and $20.5 million in 2028 and 2029.” A contract deposit of $5 million will be received separately. Lee Jung-hoo and the San Francisco team even set up a charity donation plan. It was decided to pay $60,000 next year, $80,000 in 2025, $110,000 each in 2026 and 2027, and $102,500 annually from 2029 to 2029.According to the San Francisco team, Lee Jung-hoo is scheduled to hold a press conference to join the team at Oracle Park, his home stadium, at 6 a.m. on the 16th, Korean time.

With his posting, Lee Jeong-hoo broke the record for the highest amount paid by a Korean player who entered the major league of American professional baseball.In 2013, Ryu Hyun-jin signed a six-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers for $36 million (average $6 million per year), making him the first player to advance directly to the American Major League through Korean professional baseball. It was the largest posting contract ever for a Korean player.Among batters, Jeong-hoo Lee’s close senior, Ha-seong Kim (San Diego Padres), signed a four-year, $28 million contract with San Diego in 2021 (average $7 million per year), which was the largest. The average annual guaranteed amount is higher for Ha-seong Kim than for Hyun-jin Ryu.Lee Jeong-hoo is ahead of Ryu Hyun-jin and Kim Ha-seong in total and average annual salary ($18.83 million).Even if he broadens his horizons by signing a Korean big leaguer free agent (FA) contract, Lee Jeong-hoo will still rank second in total and second in average annual salary.Shin-Soo Choo signed a 7-year, $130 million contract with the Texas Rangers in 2014.The average annual amount was higher at the time for Choo Shin-soo at $18.57 million and Lee Jeong-hoo at $18.83 million.Ryu Hyun-jin signed a four-year, $80 million free agent contract with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2020. This is the highest average annual salary ($20 million) for a Korean big leaguer.Lee Jeong-hoo signed the contract with the 카지노사이트킹 second highest contract total after Choo Shin-soo and the second highest average annual salary after Ryu Hyun-jin.

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