“Lee Jong-beom’s son-in-law” Ko Woo-seok signs up to 9.2 billion contracts with MLB San Diego for 2+1 years
Ko Woo-seok (26), the son-in-law of Lee Jong-beom, will wear the San Diego Padres uniform in the U.S. Major League Baseball (MLB).
San Diego announced on the 4th (Korea time) that it has signed a contract with South Korean pitcher Ko Woo-suk that includes mutual options in 2026.
According to local media including MLB.COM, Ko’s two-year contract term is reportedly worth 4.5 million U.S. dollars. If he exercises the option in 2026, it will increase to 7 million dollars for up to three years.
Leading media outlet The Athletic made further details. Ko said he will receive 1.75 million U.S. dollars this year and 2.25 million dollars in 2025. If he gets 3 million dollars in 2026, when the option is implemented, and gives up his option, he will receive 50 dollars.
As a result, Ko has become the seventh player in the Korean pro baseball league to advance to the Major League through the posting system. Notably, he is the first reliever to go straight. Earlier, Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto Blue Jays) and Kim Kwang-hyun (SSG Landers) transferred to the Major League as starting resources. With Ko’s signing with San Diego, his original team LG Twins is also expected to receive at least 900,000 U.S. dollars in transfer fee. According to the Korea-U.S. player contract agreement, if the total contract amount is less than 25 million dollars, the transfer fee is set at 20 percent. 랭크카지노도메인
After making his professional debut as a first-round pick by LG in 2017, Ko Woo-seok pitched in 354 games as an “LG Man” and recorded 19 wins, 26 losses, and 139 saves and an ERA of 3.18. He made 42 saves and became the save king in the 2022 season, and contributed to his first combined win in 29 years last season.