The Lotte Giants have announced their pending roster. Some players, including outfielder Ahn Kwon-soo, were included in the release list.
The Lotte Giants announced the players who were removed from the disabled list on Saturday. Pitcher Moon Moon-chan, outfielders Ahn Kwon-soo and Park Hyung-joon, and developmental player Jung Dae-hyuk Uhm Tae-ho were removed from the roster and released by Lotte.
The most notable players are Moon and Ahn. Moon joined the KIA Tigers as a college rookie after graduating from Incheon High-Konkuk University with the 22nd overall pick in the second round of the 2015 rookie draft. He then moved to NC in a trade between KIA and the NC Dinos during the 2020 season.
After the 2021 season, Moon was designated as a compensation player for free agent Son As-seob, and he changed uniforms once again when he moved to Lotte. Working out of the bullpen, Moon compiled a 1-2 record with a 5.80 ERA in 38 regular-season appearances in 2022, but struggled this season and was limited to two appearances in the first team. He changed his pitching style and tried to make a comeback, 카지노사이트 but was eventually released and left Lotte.
Outfielder Ahn Kwon-su was also named to the release list.
Ahn, a Japanese-born Korean-American, was selected by the Doosan Bears in the 10th round (99th overall) of the 2020 KBO Draft through the KBO’s overseas tryout program.
He played with Doosan through the 2022 season, but his status was in question.
Under South Korea’s current military service law, which requires players to fulfill their military obligations after living in the country for more than three years, the 2023 season was the “maximum” for Ahn. In order to continue playing professional baseball in South Korea, he would have to go through the military. Of course, after undergoing a physical examination, it will be decided whether he will be enlisted in active duty, but nothing has been decided yet.
For now, Lotte chose to say goodbye. By placing him on the release list, Ahn Kwon-soo became a free agent. He’s free to sign with any team, 안전놀이터 but it’s unclear if he’ll continue to play in the KBO.