SSG Landers sign Noh Kyung-eun, Kim Jae-hyun
The SSG Landers on Wednesday announced the signing of pitcher Noh Kyung-eun and infielder Kim Jae-hyun.
Both players were released by their respective clubs — Noh by the Lotte Giants and Kim by the Samsung Lions — at the end of the 2021 season. The two were not free agents, so information about their contracts with the Landers was not disclosed.
Noh, a veteran pitcher who debuted with the Doosan Bears in 2003, was brought on board to strengthen the Landers' battery more his experience and game management skills, according to an SSG press release.
Over 16 years in the KBO, Noh has a career .414 ERA with 57 wins, 80 losses, seven saves and 11 holds. Last season with the Giants he appeared in 14 games, picking up three wins and five losses with a .375 ERA.
Kim debuted with the Lions in 2014, but has spent most of his career appearing as a pinch hitter or to cover other players on rest days. According to the press release, the Landers chose to sign Kim due to his strong defensive performance.
Over six seasons in the KBO, Kim has appeared in 249 games with a .202 batting average, 51 hits and 24 RBIs. Last season he appeared in 35 games with 2 hits and four RBIs for .143 batting average.
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