Park Byung-ho has requested a trade or release from the club

KT Wiz’s Park Byung-ho (38) has requested a trade or release from the club.

Park has met with head coach Lee Kang-cheol several times since last month, asking for more consistent playing time.

He lost out to Moon Sang-cheol for the starting job this year and struggled with less playing time. With less playing time, he hasn’t been able to improve his hitting.

KT is currently in seventh place. 스포츠토토 It’s not an easy decision for the club to replace Moon with the underperforming Park Byung-ho.

KT is in an awkward situation. Releasing Park Byung-ho would be a plus for other teams, and it would be difficult to match a trade for a player in his late 30s. The ransom (700 million won) for Park Byung-ho would also be a burden for other teams.

A club official said,

“Park Byung-ho told me that he is a player who improves his performance by playing consistently. At first, he asked to increase his playing time, and then he mentioned a trade or release because of various difficult situations.” ‘Park Byung-ho is a legendary player in the KBO League, so the club is carefully considering various aspects,’ said a club official.

Park Byung-ho is a powerhouse hitter with 383 career home runs in the KBO. He has won the home run title six times in his career, including leading the league in home runs for four consecutive seasons from 2012 to 2015.

In 44 games this year, 안전놀이터 he is batting just .198 (20-for-101) with three home runs, 10 RBIs and 10 runs scored.

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