After ‘career-high’ seasons, Kim Ha-seong, Bae Ji-hwan return home on Nov. 11… Ryu Hyun-jin ends four-year stint with Toronto

After successful seasons in the Major League Baseball (MLB), Kim Ha-seong and Bae Ji-hwan will return to Korea on the 11th.

On May 5, Kim’s management company, Summit Management, announced, “Kim Ha-seong will return home via Incheon International Airport at 5:50 p.m. on the 11th.” Bae Ji-hwan’s agency, Universe Sports Management, also said, “Bae Ji-hwan will arrive in Korea at 5:35 p.m. on the 11th.”

In 152 games for San Diego this season, Kim hit .260 (140-for-538) with 17 home runs, 60 RBI, 84 runs scored, 38 stolen bases and a .749 OPS. His 38 stolen bases are the most by a Korean major leaguer in history.

He also had 15 consecutive games with multiple runs batted in, tying the record for most by an Asian major leaguer set by Japan’s Ichiro Suzuki. After excelling on defense last year to earn a spot in the lineup, Kim Hae-sung has proven to be just as competitive on offense this year.

Pittsburgh’s Bae Ji-hwan has established himself as a “big leaguer” this season. After being called up to the major leagues at the end of last year and playing 10 games, Bae played in 111 games this season, hitting .231 with two home runs, 32 RBIs, and 24 stolen bases. His on-base percentage was .296, his slugging percentage was .311, and his OPS was .607.

Ryu Hyun-jin, the “Korean Monster,” ended his four-year run with Toronto. Ryu’s team, Toronto, fell 0-2 in the second game of the best-of-three American League wild-card series against Minnesota on Friday. With their second straight loss, Toronto ended the 2023 season with a wild-card berth.

Ryu finalized a four-year, $80 million contract with Toronto in 2019. Ryu is 24-15 with a 3.97 ERA in Toronto. This season, he went 3-3 with a 3.46 ERA in 11 appearances. 메이저사이트

In the United States, Ryu’s chances of re-signing are low. Several teams are speculating that Ryu will be offered a short-term deal.