The SSG Landers on Thursday re-signed free agent infielder Oh Tae-gon on a four-year deal worth 1.8 billion won ($1.4 million).
Emart's branch in Yeonsu District, Incheon, temporarily shut and resumed operation Friday as the store got overcrowded due a promotion celebrating the SSG Landers winning the 2022 Korean Series.
The KBO reigning champion SSG Landers have extended manager Kim Won-hyong’s contract for another three years in a 2.2-billion-won ($1.6-million) deal, the club announced Thursday.
The NC Dinos could be the biggest losers in the KBO free agent market this season, with one third of the 21 players opting for free agency coming from the Changwon club.
The KBO has introduced a salary cap at just under 11 and a half billion won ($8.7 million) for the next three seasons in a bid to increase fairness and ensure a level playing field.
The KBO on Sunday announced the list of players who qualify for free agency this year.
The SSG Landers beat the Kiwoom Heroes 4-3 on Tuesday to win the 2022 Korean Series, adding the championship title to a decisive wire-to-wire regular season win this year.
Kim Kang-min, right, celebrates after hitting a walk-off three-run home run to lead the SSG Landers to a 5-4 win over the Kiwoom Heroes in the Korean Series at Incheon SSG Landers Field in Incheon on Monday.
The Kiwoom Heroes beat the SSG Landers 6-3 on Saturday to round off their home stand with the Korean Series tied at two games apiece.
The SSG Landers and Kiwoom Heroes are tied at a game apiece after the first Incheon leg of the 2022 Korean Series, leaving it all to play for as both teams head to Seoul to resume play on Friday.