Outfielder Kang Jin-seong (30), wearing the SSG Landers uniform through the trade, had a hectic day.
Kang Jin-seong, who played for Doosan Bears in the Futures (2nd Division) League match against Kiwoom Heroes held in Goyang, Gyeonggi-do on the morning of the 25th, was notified of the trade while moving to Jamsil, and immediately moved to Incheon.
Kang Jin-seong, who arrived at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the afternoon, said through the club, “I received a call on the way back to Jamsil after finishing the Futures League game. I was distracted by the sudden news.” “he said.
On this day, SSG announced that it had agreed to trade right-handed pitcher Kim Jeong-woo to Doosan for Kang Jin-seong.
SSG, which needed a right-handed hitter, first requested a trade from Doosan, and the card matched with Doosan, who wanted to strengthen bullpen depth.
Seong-yong Kim, general manager of SSG, explained the background of the recruitment, “During the season, I felt the need for a right-handed hitter. Jin-seong Kang was a player we were watching.”
Kang Jin-seong, who wore the NC Dinos uniform with the 33rd overall pick in the 4th round in the 2012 rookie draft, played 8 seasons in the 1st team and played in 405 games, recording a career batting average of 0.265, 23 home runs, 136 RBIs, 24 steals and 131 points. In 2020, he played 121 games and had a career high season with a batting average of 0.309, 12 homers and 70 RBIs.
Kang Jin-seong became a free agent (FA) after the 2021 season and wore a Doosan uniform as a compensation player for Park Gun-woo, who transferred from Doosan to NC.
Immediately after the trade, SSG coach Kim Won-hyung registered Kang Jin-seong as a first-team entry. He also said that there is a possibility that he will be used as a pinch hitter in the match against the LG Twins at SSG Landers Field in Incheon.
Kang Jin-seong said, “Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “Since this is a good opportunity, think that it is the last team and do well. Coach Won-hyung Kim told us to relax. As it was the first day, he advised us to learn the dugout atmosphere and adapt well.”
He said, “SSG was a team I wanted to visit at least once. When I saw it from other teams, I was envious of the infrastructure such as the locker room.”먹튀검증
Kang Jin-seong’s determination is that he wants to help SSG compete for the lead.
Kang Jin-seong said, “I’m sorry to the fans for showing a disappointing appearance at Doosan. However, as much as I came to SSG, I will become a player who helps the team compete for first place.”
Meanwhile, Kang Jin-seong, who wore number 49 at Doosan, wears number 28 at SSG. This is the uniform number used by Kim Jeong-woo, who transferred to Doosan.