KIA notifies Ko Young-chang and others that they will not be re-signed…also parting ways with coach Jung Myung-won
The KIA Tigers have decided not to re-sign pitcher Ko Young-chang.
KIA announced in a press release on Feb. 2 that it will not re-sign pitchers Ko Young-chang Nam Ha-joon Song Hoo-seop and Park Il-hoon, and requested that pitcher Na Yong-ki, catcher Bae Hyeon-ho, infielder Kim Yong-wan Park Seung-hoon and outfielder Doo-seok be released by the KBO.
Ko, who joined KIA in the sixth round of the 2013 KBO First-Year Player Draft, has pitched 159⅓ innings in 156 games for the first team, posting a 2-7 record, two saves, 온라인카지노 18 holds and a 5.14 ERA. Last year, he pitched 24 innings in 27 games with a 1.88 ERA, but did not make a single appearance this year.
Nam Ha-joon, who was selected in the second round of the 2016 draft, went 1-2 with a 2.64 ERA in 33 games and 41⅔ innings pitched in the first team.
Song Hoo-seop, a fifth-round pick in the second round of the 2017 draft, made his first-team debut last year but did not get a chance this year.
Park Il-hoon, who was selected in the eighth round of the second round of the 2023 draft, left the team after one season.
KIA also informed pitching coach Jung Myung-won that they will not re-sign him.
Chung, who played for the Pacific Dolphins and Hyundai Unicorns, began his coaching career in 2001 as a trainee coach with the Yomiuri Giants before moving on to Hyundai, Heroes, and Dusan-KT before joining the KIA organization in 2021.
He was the pitching coach for the first team this year, but was replaced midway through the first half and has been coaching pitchers in the reserve team.