NC infielder Park Seok-min welcomes the 2023 season with an annual salary of 50 million won. Last year’s annual salary of 700 million won was cut by 650 million won (93%).
Park Seok-min signed a free agency contract in January 2020 for up to 3.4 billion won in 2+1 years. However, in July 2021, he received a 72-game suspension from the KBO for violating the quarantine rules, and an additional 50-game suspension from the club. He returned to the first team entry in June of last year, but did not play any action with a batting average of 0.149 without a home run in 16 appearances. As the season ended and his contract ended, the possibility of his retirement was even discussed, but Park Seok-min conveyed his desire to further his career as a player to the club and expressed his intention to serve Baek Ui-jong. NC coach Kang In-kwon also expressed his position that he would give Park Seok-min a chance. The plan is to leave the third base position, which has been insolvent due to Noh Jin-hyuk’s FA transfer, to Park Seok-min.
NC announced on the 27th that it had completed annual salary contracts with 62 players, excluding rookies and free agents, including Park Seok-min. Excluding Gu Chang-mo, who signed a multi-year contract for 7 years and 13.2 billion won last year, right-hander Kim Si-hoon signed a contract for 90 million won, an increase of 60 million won, recording the highest increase rate (200%). Left-hander Kim Yeong-gyu signed for 140 million won, up 45 million won (47%). Among the fielders, Oh Young-soo signed a contract with an annual salary of 60 million won, which doubled from 30 million won last year, with the highest increase rate. Kim Joo-won (90 million won) and Seo Ho-cheol (45 million won) also rose 50% each. Pitcher Lee Min-ho’s annual salary was cut from 100 million won to 50 million won. Shim Chang-min also signed a contract for 150 million won, which was cut in half from 280 million won. 스포츠토토