This is Saturday night sports news.
Pro baseball NC has up to 7 years with left-handed ace Koo Chang-mo.
Signed a large multi-year contract worth 13.2 billion won.
It is ‘the first time’ in KBO history that a free agent has signed such a long-term contract with a player with more than two years remaining.
This is reporter Kim Soo-geun.
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Gu Chang-mo, who is considered one of the best left-handers in the league, has a fastball that reaches speeds of up to 150 km/h and a sharp slider that throws the ball while hiding it to the end.
He signed a multi-year contract with his team NC for up to 7 years and 13.2 billion won.
“I think I’ll become more determined so that I can show a better image in front of the fans with a sense of responsibility.”
Due to big and small injuries, he has never been able to fill the regular innings for 7 seasons since his debut, and he has not completed his military service yet.
For the first time in KBO history, NC attempted the adventure of investing a large amount of over 10 billion won for a player with more than two years remaining as a free agent for the first time in KBO history with the powerful pitching shown by a healthy Gu Chang-mo. 메이저놀이터
“Since I have never played a full season, many people will be worried, but I want to prove that part (health) first…”
Gu Chang-mo also chose to accompany NC until 2029 at the longest instead of challenging the overseas stage for such a bold choice by the club.
“I had a bit of a dream of being an NC for life, but I’m very happy that such a good contract came in. My goal is to retire from NC.”
NC, which caught Park Min-woo and Koo Chang-mo under long-term contracts, plans to finalize salary negotiations with the rest of the players and start preparing for the next season in earnest.
This is Kim Soo-geun from MBC News.
Video editing: Kwon Tae-il / Video courtesy: NC Dinos
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