‘47.3% cut cold wind’ Kang Baek-ho “The annual salary does not divide the player’s ‘level'”
Kang Baek-ho (24, KT Wiz), who is preparing for the new season in ‘Cold Wave’, is stronger than ever.
On the 31st, Kang Baek-ho headed to Arizona, USA, KT’s spring camp training site, via Incheon International Airport.
He is leaving the country two days later than his teammates who left the camp on the 29th. Due to the delay in his salary contract for the 2023 season, he was unable to board the plane to the United States with the main team. 토토사이트
Kang Baek-ho, whom I met ahead of his departure, said, “It is not an annual salary,” and said, “I will show you this year that the annual salary does not divide the player’s class.”
He felt the unprecedented cold wave through his body.
Kang Baek-ho, who received the highest annual salary tie-in of 550 million won last year for the fifth year, signed for 290 million won after a tug-of-war with the club this winter. 47.3% (260 million won) is a reduced amount.
Having played the 2022 season amidst injuries and sluggishness, he could not prevent half of his annual salary.
Kang Baek-ho, whose start to the season was delayed due to a toe injury before the opening, was absent again due to a hamstring injury after returning. Even on the pitch, he couldn’t perform at his full potential. He only played 62 games, and his performance fell far short of expectations with a batting average of 0.245, 6 homers and 29 RBIs.
He sympathized with the cut, but there was a big difference between the club and the club over the amount of the cut. He went into labor repeatedly and only signed on the night of the 28th, the day before his departure from the main base. However, due to problems such as flight reservations, he was able to head to the United States only on this day.
This is the first time that Kang Baek-ho’s salary has been cut in the KT uniform as the 2nd 1st round 1st nomination in 2018.
Regarding the annual salary contract, Kang Baek-ho said, “Salary is not everything. So I don’t pay much attention.” ” he said calmly.
At the same time, he said, “I will show you this year that the annual salary does not divide the player’s class.”
He felt the importance of taking care of his body even more desperately as he went through a season with regrets.
Kang Baek-ho said, “I felt that I had to take good care of my body. It’s not just skills, I came to think that those details are important.”
Despite the poor performance last season, I have a greater sense of responsibility as I have worn the Taegeuk mark.
Kang Baek-ho said, “Thank you for being selected (for the national team). I think I have to prove more. I think I have to show a lot of good things so that many fans will agree and say ‘It’s okay’.”