Former Rookie of the Year Kang Baek-ho of KT Wiz is looking to bulk up and grow his upper body strength with weight training before the 2021 season begins, working off advice he got from Kim Ha-seong of the San Diego Padres.
On Monday evening, Ju Kwon became the first KBO player in nine years to file for salary arbitration, with all of 30 million won ($27,000) separating him and the Wiz. The league's panel of arbitrators must determine Ju's salary for 2021 by Jan. 25.
Between 2018 and 2019, KT Wiz pitcher Bae Je-seong quite literally went from zero to hero, turning a blank pitching record into 10 wins in a single season.
By becoming the KT Wiz's cleanup hitter and a first baseman, Kang Baek-ho further improved his game and went on to win his first-ever Golden Glove award.
The Wiz announced they have retained Odrisamer Despaigne on a one-year deal worth up to $1.1 million. He will get $500,000 in salary and $300,000 as a signing bonus, with a maximum $300,000 up for grabs in incentives.
Former LG Twins’ star player Seo Yong-bin is back on the baseball field, this time as the KT Wiz’s Futures League team manager. With Seo's appointment, the Wiz are expected to focus on developing the young players at the club.
KBO's 2020 Rookie of the Year So Hyeong-jun had the best start to his pro career, but he missed one thing: Being able to play in front of a sellout crowd as tickets remained limited due to the coronavirus pandemic this year.
During the KBO's 2020 awards ceremony on Monday, KT Wiz's Mel Rojas Jr. topped four batting categories and was named MVP. Along with Rojas Jr., the Wiz players dominated this year's award ceremony.
With Choi Joo-hwan's two-run home run at the bottom of the fourth, the Doosan Bears picked up a 2-0 win against the KT Wiz in Game 4 of the second round of the postseasons to advance to the Korean Series for a sixth-straight year.
By picking up a 4-1 victory in Game 2 of the second round of the KBO postseason, the Doosan Bears are now 2-0 up against the KT Wiz. The Bears need only one more win while the Wiz need three to advance to the Korean Series.