Reporter Kim Kyung-yoon = Professional baseball kt wiz center hitter Kang Baek-ho (24) could not finish salary negotiations until the day before leaving for spring camp.
In the worst case, you can delay joining the spring camp.
On the 28th, a kt official said, “We are currently discussing opinions with Kang Baek-ho,” and “we will do our best to finalize the negotiations before leaving tomorrow.”
Kang Baek-ho had his worst performance since his pro debut last season due to two injuries.
In 62 games he appeared in, he had a batting average of .245, 6 home runs and 29 RBIs.
Compared to 2021, his appearances have fallen by less than half, and his batting average has plummeted by more than 10%. His home runs were in the single digits for the first time since his debut.
Each team negotiates salaries with players according to the annual salary calculation system. It is known that kt also set Kang Baek-ho’s 2023 annual salary based on his 2022 season performance. 스포츠토토
Kang Baek-ho, who received an annual salary of 550 million won last year, is inevitable to cut his annual salary.
Kang Baek-ho is known to have failed to accept the cuts set by the club.
A kt official said, “There is a difference of opinion on the amount, but we will try to persuade as much as possible.”
The kt team will depart for Tucson, Arizona, USA, where the spring camp will be held at 2:30 pm on the 29th.
Kang Baek-ho may not board the flight depending on the outcome of his salary negotiations.
Kang Baek-ho is the only player in the kt team who has not finalized salary negotiations.