“This is a team I’ve always wanted to visit. I was envious of their infrastructure.”
SSG Landers announced the trade ahead of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League LG Twins match held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 25th.
SSG said, “We carried out a one-on-one trade to receive Doosan Bears fielder Kang Jin-seong and give away pitcher Kim Jeong-woo.” “We expect it to be highly useful in water,” he said.
Kang Jin-seong wore the NC Dinos uniform with the 33rd overall pick in the 4th round in the 2012 KBO Rookie Draft. After playing in NC until the 2021 season, he joined Doosan as a compensation player for Park Gun-woo, who signed with NC as a free agent (FA) in the 2022 season.
Kang Jin-seong appeared in 3 games this season and recorded 1 hit in 3 at-bats. His KBO League career records are 286 hits, 23 home runs, 0.265 OPS, 0.715 OPS in 405 games.
Kang Jin-seong was registered as a first-team entry on the day of the trade. After the Futures League match against Goyang Heroes in Goyang, I heard the news of the trade on the way to Jamsil, and after a short greeting with the Doosan players, I headed straight to Incheon.
Kang Jin-seong said, “I received a call on the way back to Jamsil by bus after finishing the Futures League match today.”
He continued, “Actually, I’m sorry to the fans for showing a disappointing performance at Doosan. However, as much as I came to SSG through a trade, I will help SSG achieve first place.”
SSG is the team that created the best locker room environment in the league. Kang Jin-seong also knew this, and he said it was a team he wanted to come to once. He said, “It was a team I wanted to visit at least once,” and “From the point of view of other teams, I was envious of the infrastructure such as the locker room. I feel honored to be joining the team.”
Kang Jin-seong came to Incheon after a short conversation with Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop in Jamsil. Before the game, he also talked with manager Kim Won-hyung. He said, “Director Lee Seung-yeop said, ‘This is a good opportunity, so think of it as the last team and do well.’ Coach Won-hyung Kim also said, ‘Be comfortable with our team. Today is the first day, learn the atmosphere of the dugout well and adapt well. “He gave me advice,” he said.
Lastly,먹튀검증 Kang Jin-seong said, “I don’t have any close players in SSG yet, but I know that it is a team with a good atmosphere. I will adapt well to the team.” .
[Kang Jin-seong, wearing an SSG Landers uniform at Doosan, poses before the LG-SSG game of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the afternoon of the 25th.