“Veteran duo” Ko Hyo-joon (41) and Noh Kyung-eun (40), who secured the back door of SSG Landers despite rain or snow, were properly compensated for their dedication in the 2023 season.

SSG Landers officially announced in a press release on the morning of the 6th, “We are the first among the 10 KBO League clubs to complete annual salary contracts with all 44 people eligible for renewal in the 2024 season.”

Attention was focused on the achievement of Ko Hyo-joon and Noh Kyung-eun, who showed off their veteran dignity last year, and the SSG club properly honored the two players’ dedication.

SSG said, “Veteran Noh Kyung-eun, who ranked second in the hold category with 9 wins, 5 losses and 30 holds in 76 games last season, signed a contract of 270 million won, up 100 million won (58.8%) from 170 million won, while Ko Hyo-joon, who played as a left-hander, signed a contract of 153 million won, up 68 million won (80.0%) from 85 million won.”

Ko, who failed to extend his contract with the LG Twins after the 2021 season, barely managed to extend his contract by passing the test to join his former SSG club. At that time, he was paid 40 million won (about 40 million U.S. dollars) per year. He also contributed to his team’s overall win by showing off his old record of one win and seven holds with an ERA of 3.72 in 45 games in the first year of his contract. Ko Hyo-joon signed an annual contract for the 2023 season at 85 million won, up 112.5 percent.

Ko Hyo-joon continued to show his commitment. While the bullpen suffered from injury and sluggishness in the 2023 season, he pitched with a 4-1 record and a 4.50 ERA in 73 games to minimize the gap among his juniors. He proved once again that his old age is alive and well by surpassing 70 games and 50 innings for the first time in four years since he was with the Lotte Giants in 2019 (75 games and 62 ⅓ innings). Ko, who was born in 1983, is enjoying the joy of returning to an annual salary of hundreds of millions of dollars at an age when he is safe to coach.

Noh, who was born in 1984, had a similar situation. Although he was released from the Lotte Giants after the 2021 season, he passed the SSG qualification test in November 2021, and extended his playing career to an annual salary of 100 million won (approx.

Noh Kyung-eun also showed off the dignity of a veteran at the Landers. He opened his second heyday with 12 wins, 5 losses, 1 save, and 7 hold average of 3.05 in 41 games in 2022, standing tall as the team’s unified champion, and successfully signed a contract for the 2023 season with a 70% increase in annual salary of 170 million won. 마카오토토도메인

Last year, he made a name for himself as a special must-winner. Called the Landers’ “Anycall” along with Ko Hyo-joon, he displayed good pitching with nine wins, five losses, two saves, and 30 holds with an ERA of 3.58 in 76 games. He ranked second in the hold category after rookie Park Young-hyun (KT, 32 holds) in his second year in professional career. As a result, Noh has become a veteran pitcher who is paid around 200 million won (290,000 U.S. dollars) per year at the age of 40.

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