Lotte Giants have completed the lineup of foreign players for the 2024 season.

Lotte recruited outfielder Victor Reyes (29) and re-signed Charles Barnes (28).

Reyes signed a contract for a total of $950,000, including 700,000 guaranteed money and 250,000 incentives. 카지노사이트랭크

Reyes is 196cm tall, weighs 87kg, and is a player who can play all positions in the outfield, including right-handed pitching and double-hitting.

He appeared in 394 games over five seasons in the major leagues, posting a batting average of 0.264.

In particular, his contact ability and strong batted ball production stood out based on his simple swing.

In the 2023 season, he also had slugging power, hitting 20 home runs in Triple A under the Chicago White Sox. He also has excellent defensive abilities

such as his strong arms and wide defensive range, and has the advantage of being able to play in all outfield positions.

Reyes, who became a member of the Lotte Giants, said, “I am happy to join a great team called Lotte,” and “I am very excited for the 2024 season and will do my best to be of help to the team.” General manager Park Jun-hyuk said,

Through Reyes’ athletic ability and baseball-focused attitude, we expect him to quickly adapt to the KBO League and play a central role in the team’s lineup.

Barnes renewed his contract for a total of $1.35 million, including 1.2 million guaranteed and 150,000 in incentives.

Barnes achieved more than 10 wins in both seasons he played in the KBO League, and played 356 and two-thirds innings, the second most in the league.

In particular, in the second half of the 2023 season, he ranked first in the league with an earned run average of 2.05, showing stable performance.

Barnes, who has been accompanying Lotte for three consecutive years, said, “I am very happy to have the opportunity to work with the Lotte Giants once again,” and added

“I want to return to Busan as soon as possible and throw for the team in front of the fans who support me the best.” 

The club highly evaluated Barnes’ ability to play consistent innings and judged him to be a proven left-hander who has already adapted to the KBO League.

The Lotte Giants completed the lineup of foreign players by re-signing two proven starting pitchers and recruiting a hitter who will play a central role in the team’s batting lineup.

With this, Lotte has completed recruiting all three foreigners. On the 16th, Lotte agreed to a contract with foreign pitcher Wilkerson for the 2024 season with a total of $950,000 ($150,000 down payment, $600,000 annual salary, $200,000 incentive).

Wilkerson joined as a replacement foreign player for Dan Straley at the end of July this year.

He signed a contract worth a total of $350,000 ($250,000 annual salary and $100,000 in incentives).

Wilkerson, who has been active since the second half of the season, made a soft landing in the KBO League with 7 wins and 2 losses in 13 games, an ERA of 2.26 (20 earned runs in 79⅔ innings), 81 strikeouts, and on-base hits per inning (WHIP) of 1.09.

Out of 13 games, there were 11 quality starts (6 innings or more, 3 earned runs or less) and 3 quality starts plus (7 innings or more, 3 earned runs or less)

showing powerful pitching content. He also played his part as a starting pitcher, going more than 5 innings in all 13 games.

In the game against Sajik SSG on August 6th, which was his third appearance since his KBO League debut

he pitched 7 innings, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts, no runs, and no hitter. Afterwards, he collaborated with Koo Seung-min and Kim Won-joong to become the third team to have a no-hitter in the KBO League history.

In addition to his excellent performance, the club explained the reason for renewing his contract, saying

He is highly adaptable within the team, knows how to respect other cultures, and is evaluated as a player of great character.”