SSG Landers veteran outfielder Shin-soo Choo will retire from the game after the 2024 season.
SSG announced on Thursday that “Shin-soo Choo has decided to retire from professional baseball after the 2024 season.” The outfielder’s salary is the lowest in the KBO. The player’s salary is 30 million won, the lowest in the KBO, and SSG said that the player’s side has offered to donate the entire amount.
In addition, Choo Shin-soo will serve as captain for the 2024 season at the request of Lee Sung-yong. Lee offered Choo the captaincy for next year, which the player accepted, given that he has a wealth of experience and leadership, as well as a lot of respect from the players.
“During the off-season, I thought about it a lot with my family. Every time I did, I remembered SSG, the fans’ support, and most importantly, the junior players. I felt that I loved baseball and the team so much that I thought about my future with the club.”
He continued, “I think the time has come for me to end my 23 years of playing baseball in the United States and Korea since 2001. As this is my last season, I want to thank the fans for their support and present them with meaningful memories regardless of whether they are home or away.” “Both the club and the new manager needed me and respected my opinion. Next year, the results are important, but I would like to contribute to the team by training with the junior players in the Future Team and sharing my experiences and thoughts at any time depending on the team’s situation.”
Shin-soo Choo began his career with the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball (MLB) in 2001, playing in the Rookie and Single-A levels. He was traded to Cleveland during the season the following year and slowly made his mark in 2008.
In 2009, his first full season, Shin-Soo Choo hit 20 home runs and 20 doubles for the second straight year, followed by 2010. In 2009, Shin-Soo Choo became the first player of Asian descent to hit .300 with 20 homers and 20 doubles, and he also made his presence felt with double-digit stolen bases for five straight years until 2013, when he was a member of the Cincinnati Reds. 랭크카지노
After the 2013 season, Shin-Soo Choo signed a seven-year, $130 million free-agent contract with the Texas Rangers. In 2018, he was named to his first All-Star team in his big league debut.
However, after the 2020 season, Shin-Soo Choo made a big decision. He decided to start the 2021 season in South Korea instead of the United States.