Kang Ri-ho, ‘missing FA’, joins the Gapyeong Wales Independent Baseball Team… First appearance scheduled next week
Kang Ri-ho (formerly known as Kang Yun-gu), the only free agent in the KBO League without a contract, is aiming for a comeback in independent baseball.
As a result of the coverage of MHN Sports on the 29th토토사이트, Kang Ri-ho is known to have decided to join the Gapyeong Wales Independent Baseball Team.
Previously, he applied for free agency ahead of this season. In particular, the team that took him to the FA C grade was expected to be competitive enough because he only had to compensate 150% of the previous year’s annual salary (73 million won) to the original team Lotte Giants. However, until now, there is no club that has contacted Kang Ri-ho.
Nevertheless, Kang Ri-ho worked hard to build his body during the off-season, aiming for opportunities, and decided to start this season with an independent baseball team.
On the afternoon of the same day, Kang Ri-ho, who contacted the reporter, expressed his aspirations, saying, “I will prepare hard and work hard every day.”
He made his last 2009 debut and went 31-29 with 48 holds and an earned run average of 5.07 over 402 games and 638.1 innings in 13 KBO League career seasons.
Last season, he posted an average ERA of 5.48 in 29 games and 21.1 innings, and he is still a good left-handed bullpen resource and has the potential to make a comeback.
Gapyeong Wales coach Jin Jacob said, “Kang Ri-ho’s registration as a player has been completed.”
He added, “I’ll have to check his condition, but I’m thinking of getting him to start by one inning starting next Tuesday. After that, I’ll try to increase the number of pitches and innings.”