Na Sung-bum, who was hoping to head to the major league after the 2020 season through posting system, failed to find a big league club to sign within the 30-day signing period. Due to this, he will have no choice but to return to the NC Dinos.
Heading into the last day of the 2020 KBO regular season on Friday there are still eight possible outcomes for the postseason break down — and that's assuming nobody records a tie.
There will be plenty of scoreboard watching and number crunching come Saturday afternoon, as three clubs at the bottom of the K League 1 table will look to avoid relegation in their final matches of 2020.
The NC Dinos have claimed their first ever pennant and the No. 2 LG Twins, No. 3 KT Wiz, No. 4 Kiwoom Heroes and No. 5 Doosan Bears are all guaranteed a spot in the playoffs, but how easy their postseason journey will be has not yet been decided.
For the first time in the club's history, the NC Dinos have won the KBO's regular season title. Despite an offensive onslaught throughout the season, the winning blow was actually a strikeout to secure a tie against the LG Twins on Saturday night.
Despite their 9-2 victory against the seventh-ranked Lotte Giants on Sunday, the Dinos are only three games away from finalizing a regular season victory.
With three weeks remaining in the 2020 KBO regular season, the push for the postseason is more competitive than ever. The NC Dinos continue to hold a big five-game lead, but the remaining postseason spots — from second to fifth — are all to play for.
After Kiwoom Heroes manager Son Hyun's resignation, the club appointed Kim Chang-hyeon as the interim manager for the remaining time in the regular season. But the Heroes just suffered a loss to the bottom-ranked Hanwha Eagles 9-3 on Sunday.
The 12 clubs in the K League 1 was split into two groups on Sunday, with some late drama seeing clubs in the middle of the table switch places. Gwangju FC beat Seongnam FC to jump from eighth to sixth to grab the last spot for "Final A."
In the KBO, August was all about the LG Twins. Throughout 25 games in August, the Twins picked up 16 wins, a draw and eight losses to top the league in monthly winning percentage at 0.667.