Ryu Hyun-jin Returned to Hanwha with 17 Billion Won

Ryu Hyun-jin Returns… Returned to Hanwha with 17 Billion Won

‘Korean Monster’ Ryu Hyun-jin (36) returns to the Korean Professional Baseball KBO League.

Hanwha Eagles announced on the 22nd, “We signed a contract with Ryu Hyun-jin for an 8-year contract for a total of 17 billion won.”

Ryu Hyun-jin, who went straight to the American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB) after the 2012 season,

returned to the KBO League after 12 years as a ‘big leaguer’ for 11 seasons. 카지노사이트

Ryu Hyun-jin

Hyun-jin Ryu broke the highest total amount in one year, up to 15.2 billion won for 4+2 years,

signed by Yang Eui-ji with the Doosan Bears ahead of the 2023 season.

The terms of his contract also included an opt-out,

which allows him to break his existing contract by declaring himself a free agent (FA) during the term.

It appears that the contract period and total amount were decided for 8 years instead of 4 years,

taking into account both the salary cap (total annual salary cap)

currently in effect and Ryu Hyun-jin’s rights as a KBO League free agent.

After the 2012 season, Ryu Hyun-jin sought the consent of Hanwha and tried out for the Major League through a posting (private competitive bidding) and signed a six-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers for a total of $36 million.

Hanwha received a transfer fee of approximately 28 billion won (25,737,737 dollars and 33 cents) at the exchange rate at the time.

In the big league, Ryu Hyun-jin pitched in 186 games and posted a record of 78 wins, 48 ​​losses, 1 save, and an ERA of 3.27.

KBO League

He also set records for the first time as a Korean big leaguer,

including leading the entire major league in ERA (2019) and starting the All-Star Game (2019).

However, his big league life was not all smooth. In May 2015,

Ryu Hyun-jin underwent surgery to repair his left shoulder glenoid labrum,

which risked his career, and in September 2016,

he underwent surgery again to remove necrotic tissue in his left elbow.

In June 2022, he underwent elbow ligament fusion surgery for the second time since his high school days.

After undergoing three surgeries in the big leagues and enduring a difficult time for rehabilitation,

he returned to the mound in August of last year despite the pessimistic outlook of the local U.S. media,

posting a respectable record of 3 wins, 3 losses, and an ERA of 3.46.

Ryu Hyun-jin, whose four-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays (total of $80 million from 2020 to 2023) expired,

pondered whether to return to Hanwha or remain in the big league, but ultimately chose the KBO League.

Ryu Hyun-jin said through the club, “I am grateful to the club for allowing me to return to the best treatment in the KBO League.”

He added, “The Hanwha Eagles are a team I am grateful to for helping me become who I am today.

From the time I entered the major league, I thought I would definitely return to Hanwha and repay the U.S.

“I watched Hanwha every year and dreamed of the day I would join them.

I am happy to be able to keep that promise now,” he said.

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