Kiwoom, Russell embraced again… Accompanying Yoki City for 5 years
Foreign hitter Edison Russell (28) is back in the arms of Kiwoom Heroes.
Kiwoom said on the 12th, “We have agreed to a contract for the 2023 season with foreign pitcher Eric Yokishi for a total of $1.5 million and hitter Russell for a total of $700,000.”
Russell’s re-entry into the KBO League.
Russell, who joined Kiwoom as a substitute for Taylor Motor in the 2020 season, had a batting average of 0.254, 2 homers and 31 RBIs in 65 games.
It was a result far below his expectations.
A former American Major League All-Star, Russell has garnered a lot of attention for his stellar career. However, he struggled to adapt to his 토토 KBO league, committing 12 errors on a highly regarded defense. After all, after the 2020 season, Kiwoom did not renew the contract with Russell.
Afterwards, Russell joined Acereros Monclova in the Mexican League and recorded a batting average of 0.319 and 8 homers in 66 games in the 2021 season. In the 2022 season, he batted 0.348 and hit 24 home runs in 80 games.
Kiwoom, who announced goodbye to Yasiel Puig, who had been with him this season, decided to bring back Russell, who had already experienced the KBO league once.
Russell expressed his feelings, “I am grateful to the club for giving me the opportunity to return to the Heroes. I will learn from the regrets of 2020 and prepare for the spring camp in 2023.”
“I already miss the colleagues and fans I will meet again. I watched the process through social media that Heroes challenged to the Korean Series this season. I will be with my colleagues to win the Korean Series in 2020 and 2022,” he said. I made up my mind.
Yokishi, the “long-lived foreigner,” has been wearing Kiwoom uniforms for five consecutive years from the 2019 season.
During his four-year career, he went 51-33 with a 2.71 earned run average in 118 games. In the 2022 season, he achieved a double-digit multiplier for four consecutive seasons with an average ERA of 2.57 with 10 wins and 8 losses in 30 games.
Yokishi said, “I am very happy to be with my Heroes colleagues for the fifth year. 2022 was an eventful year with the birth of my second child. Also, the journey of this season, where I challenged my colleagues to the Korean Series, is still vivid.” He said, “In 2023, I will try to lift the Korean Series championship trophy with my colleagues.”
Meanwhile, Kiwoom, which previously recruited Ariel Furido, signed contracts with Russell and Yokishi to complete the composition of foreign players for the 2023 season.
Foreign players will join the spring camp to be held in Arizona, USA next year.