Kang Baek-ho (24), who was admired as a ‘genius hitter’, went through a great ordeal. For the first time since his debut, his salary was drastically cut.
KT Wiz announced in a press release on the 29th that “We have completed annual salary contracts with 61 people subject to renewal for the 2023 season.”
Kang Baek-ho, who was the last to sign, receives between 550 million won and 290 million won. The reduction rate is a whopping 47.3%.
Kang Baek-ho had a career-low season last season with two major injuries. He didn’t perform very well.
He appeared in 62 games and had a batting average of .245 with 58 hits, 6 homers and 29 RBIs.
It is, of course, the first time Kang Baek-ho stayed in the .204 batting average. It is the first time he has played in less than 100 games, and it is the first time for both single-digit home runs and double-digit hits in a single season. That’s why Kang Baek-ho was sluggish.
Kang Baek-ho, from his point of view, can be unfair. Because it wasn’t the flow he wanted.
He inevitably suffered an unavoidable injury, and his injury eventually got in the way of his performance. It was not an injury caused by negligence in management, so I was able to have more regrets.
Kang Baek-ho missed 79 days last year due to an injury.
However, some point out that Kang Baek-ho cannot be dissatisfied. There are not a few baseball players who show the position that injuries are also skills.
KIA coach Kim Jong-guk once said this during his active career.
“Injury is a skill. Injuries seem to come at the moment of injustice, but if he was prepared, he could avoid them too. Injuries always have precursory symptoms. There is something uneasy and shaking in the injured area. At times like this, you need to do your best in strengthening training and prepare for injuries. In an uneasy situation, if you just try to overcome the crisis, you will inevitably get injured in that area. Therefore, injuries can also be called skills. Most injuries can be avoided if you are more prepared when you feel uneasy.” 토토사이트
It means that a signal is always sent before an injury comes, and if the signal came, if you worked harder in reinforcement training, you could avoid injury. This is the reason why Kang Baek-ho was injured and should not dwell on his poor performance.
Injuries are unpredictable. However, there are always precursor symptoms before an injury occurs. How you spend this time can make a big difference in your results.
It can be said that it was a good study time for Kang Baek-ho. If you train to prepare and prepare so that you will never be caught in an injury again, you may not be able to repeat the pain like last season.
“Injury is also a skill.” It is a maxim that Kang Baek-ho must keep in mind for the new season.