“Hey, you’re doing really well. Kids! Let’s clap once.”
LG Twins coach Kim Min-ho talked to the players at the ‘2023 Spring Camp’ held at the San Francisco Giants Baseball Complex in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA on the 2nd (Korean time).
LG right fielder Austin Dean, who joined the team at spring camp, took off his cap to the players to return their applause.
Regarding Austin Dean, an LG Twins official said, “He has a sad personality and has just joined the team, but he has good harmony and naturally permeates into the team.”
Austin James Dean signed a contract with LG for a total of $700,000 ($100,000 down payment, $400,000 annual salary, and $200,000 incentive).
Osti Dean, an American national in 1993, was nominated by the Miami Marlins in the 2012 rookie draft with a right-handed bat of 183 cm and 97 kg. recorded
Austin Dean, who joined LG, showed an active attitude in the defensive one-point lesson with coach Lee Jong-beom. He received the ball consecutively from coach Lee Jong-beom. After that, he threw himself and closely watched coach Lee Jong-beom’s defensive posture.
Even in base play under the guidance of coach Kim Min-ho, he showed signs of moving after checking the movements and conditions of other teammates. 안전놀이터
Austin Dean said, “It’s an honor to be with LG for the 2023 season. I’m grateful to LG for giving me the opportunity and I’m very excited to be with the coaches, players, and the best fans in the KBO league. In the 2023 season, LG will win the championship.” I will do my best in my role so that I can do it.”
Austin Dean said, “It is an honor to be with LG for the 2023 season. I am grateful to LG for giving me the opportunity and I am very excited to be with the coaches, players, and the best fans in the KBO League. I will do my best in my role.”
LG has not had a long relationship with a foreign hitter recently. Ramos, who hit the most homers in a season for LG in 2020, was replaced due to a back injury during the 21st season, and substitute Justin Bore was also sluggish. Last year, Ruiz and substitute Garcia also struggled.
▲LG Austin Dean receiving intensive guidance from coach Lee Jong-beom.
▲Austin Dean smiles broadly after completing outfield defense training.
Expectations are high on what role Austin Dean, who will be new to LG in the 2023 season, will play as the ‘Spring Camp No. 1 best student’.
Meanwhile, LG finished the regular season in second place last year with 87 wins, 2 draws and 55 losses with an odds ratio of 0.613. However, they lost helplessly to Kiwoom Heroes in the playoffs (PO). After the season ended, he parted ways with coach Ryu Ji-hyun and left the baton to coach Yeom Gyeong-yeok, who was in charge of the WBC technical committee.