The Kiwoom Heroes of the KBO League, who broke up with Yasiel Puig, called back Edison Russell.
On the 12th, Kiwoom said, “We have agreed to a contract for the next season with Russell for a total of 700,000 dollars (about 900 million won).” Russell wore a Kiwoom uniform as a substitute for Taylor Motor in June of the 2020 season and played 65 games, recording a batting average of 0.254, 62 hits, 2 homers, and 22 points.
Russell, who failed to renew the contract with Kiwoom, played an active part in the Mexican League from last year to this season. He hit 0.319 batting average and 8 home runs in 66 games last year with Acereros de Monclova. He played in 80 games for the same team this season as well, hitting a batting average of 0.348 and 24 homers, and succeeded in rebounding.
Kiwoom originally tried to renew the contract with Puig, who played an active role this season, but withdrew it after being involved in 토토사이트 suspicions of illegal gambling in the past. Then he turned to Russell and succeeded in signing the contract that day.
Russell said, “I am grateful to the club for giving me the opportunity to return to the Heroes. I will learn from the regrets of 2020 and prepare for next year’s spring camp.” He continued, “I already miss my colleagues and fans to meet again. I watched the process of the Heroes challenging the Korean Series this season. I will be with my colleagues to win the Korean Series.”
Kiwoom also announced that it had renewed the contract with pitcher Eric Yokishi for 1.5 million dollars (approximately 1.9 billion won) that day. With this contract, Yokishi will accompany Kiwoom for five consecutive seasons from the 2019 season.
Yokishi played 118 games over four seasons in the KBO League, recording 51 wins, 33 losses, and an ERA of 2.71. He pitched in 30 games this season, went 10-8 with an ERA of 2.57, winning double-digit wins for the fourth consecutive season.
Yokishi said, “I am very happy to be with my Heroes colleagues for the fifth year. This year, with the birth of my second child, I had an eventful year. Next year, I will try to lift the Korean Series championship trophy together with my colleagues.”