The LG Twins signed a multi-year contract with Oh Ji-hwan (32, photo) for the highest amount for a shortstop. On the 19th, LG announced that it had agreed with Oh Ji-hwan for a contract period of 6 years from 2024 to 2029 for a total of 12.4 billion won. The guaranteed amount is 10 billion won, and the option is 2.4 billion won. Oh Ji-hwan became the first shortstop player to sign a contract worth more than 10 billion won. 스포츠토토
Oh Ji-hwan, who joined LG as the first choice in 2009, recorded a batting average of 0.265, 146 homers, 1466 hits, 745 RBIs, and 240 stolen bases in his 14 seasons until last year. Last year, with a batting average of 0.269, 25 homers, 133 hits, 87 RBIs, and 20 stolen bases, he became the first shortstop to use Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul as his home stadium, achieving 20 (home runs)-20 (stealing bases) and winning the Golden Glove. .
LG emphasized that as a shortstop on the national team, he is a player who sets an example for the players not only in records but also in the locker room and dugout.