Yang Eui-ji (36), the biggest puzzle piece for rebuilding the dynasty, returned to Doosan. It’s a comeback after 4 years.
Yang Eui-ji, the best catcher in Korean professional baseball, announced his official return at the induction ceremony held at Jamsil Stadium on the 11th. Yang Eui-ji said, “It was good to be able to join the professional team of my dreams after being nominated by Doosan in 2006, and I am very happy to be back with the team I joined.”
Yang Eui-ji joined Doosan in the 59th overall in the 2nd 8th round in 2006. He played an active role as the core of the ‘Doosan Dynasty’ and led the Korean Series to two consecutive victories in the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Even after transferring to NC in 2019, he still showed off his skills. In 2020, he defeated his hometown team Doosan and gave NC the first Korean Series championship since its establishment. And now back to Doosan. It is a splendid return.
Yang Eui-ji said, “I don’t cry well, but after winning the 2020 championship, my emotions came to me, so I cried a lot. Because of that, I thought I would never come back to Doosan,” he said with a laugh.
Yang Eui-ji said, “Fans came to the away team hotel and asked me to come back when I got FA again. I think I was able to come back thanks to that.” Yang Eui-ji said, “I’m listening to the cheering song from my days in Doosan on YouTube, and when I hear the cheering song for my first at-bat, I think I’ll get goosebumps.” promised 슬롯사이트
Eui-ji Yang’s return to Doosan has a lot of meaning for both the player and the team. Doosan, which sent away key players every winter, recruited an outside free agent (FA) after 8 years. that is positive In November of last year, Doosan gave Yang Eui-ji a contract of up to 15.2 billion won for ‘4 + 2 years’, breaking the record for the highest free agent contract in KBO history based on the total amount.
The role is just as important as the trust of the club. He has a lot of work to do on both sides of the offense and defense. Last year, Doosan ranked 8th in the league with 101 team home runs. Even in terms of wRC+ (adjusted scoring production capacity), which reflects the difference in stadiums, it was only 97.5, 7th in the league. Yang Eui-ji should play her role as the center of the team’s lineup. On defense, as the catcher, the center of the center line, you must command the team’s defense. Leadership to lead juniors is also required. Yang Eui-ji, who returned after 4 years, has become the best team member. Jaeho Kim and Wonjun Jang are ‘Uee’ seniors.
Yang Eui-ji said, “I felt that my confidence was a bit low when I saw Doosan as the opposing team. My role is to gather strength together and make it a strong team again.” He added, “Because Doosan is a team that can rebound at any time, I want to make a good ranking this season.”
CEO Jeon Pung, general manager Kim Tae-ryong, and head coach Lee Seung-yeop attended the ceremony. Kim Jae-hwan and Heo Kyung-min also came out to the initiation ceremony and welcomed the return of their seniors.