After the news of LG Twins Oh Ji-hwan’s multi-year contract came out, the word ‘life’ came out. Oh Ji-hwan, a word that would mean the end to some, was rather looking farther away.
On the 19th, LG announced that it had signed a multi-year contract with Oh Ji-hwan for a total of 12.4 billion won, with a guarantee of 10 billion won and an option of 2.4 billion won for six years from 2024 to 2029. It was the first multi-year contract for the LG club.
In a phone call with Xports News, Oh Ji-hwan said, “I am grateful that I can be treated so well in one team.” Wouldn’t it be. The first thing was to create a condition where I can play 144 games with a healthy body,” he said about his feelings at the time of signing the contract.
Oh Ji-hwan, who obtained FA status in 2019, signed a four-year contract for a total of 4 billion won and stayed with LG. Even at that time, Oh Ji-hwan’s contract was evaluated as a so-called ‘hye-ja contract’ with a smaller amount than expected, and Oh Ji-hwan proved his greater value with his appearance on and off the field over the course of the season.
Oh Ji-hwan, who is 32 years old this year and the year his contract expires, will be 38 years old. Oh Ji-hwan laughed and said, “When others saw it, I had a contract to retire.” “Since I signed a multi-year contract, I have a bigger dream and another goal. I want to play baseball for a long time on one team, and that’s the process. I say it as if it will end at my age, but I am still very confident.”
This is the reason why I am reluctant to the word ‘the oldest shortstop’ that will come someday. Oh Ji-hwan says that the modifier ‘oldest’ rather seems to set the limits of an athlete. Oh Ji-hwan said confidently, “Shortstops are worried because quickness is important, but I think I’ll be playing in that position even at that age.”
Oh Ji-hwan will wear the captain’s armband this year as well as last year. No one can say Oh Ji-hwan is the pillar of the team anymore. He said to the fans, “I am confident that I will be able to watch more than 6 years. I want to give the fans more joy, and I want to create a situation where they can laugh a lot by winning more games.” 바카라
He continued, “Since Shinbaram baseball is the color of LG, our goal is to protect it as well as possible. “he said forcefully.