Jeon Jun-woo, who is eligible for free agency for the second time in his career after the 2023 season, has reportedly agreed to stay with his original club Lotte. The club will make an announcement on the 20th. This is actually the first free agent signing in the Stobrig.
The contract size is better than his first free agency. Jun-woo Jeon was first eligible for free agency after the 2019 season, but at the time, he received a rather harsh offer of up to 3.4 billion won over four years.굿모닝토토
However, in the four years of his free agency, Jeon showed no signs of rust, and the club needed him.
New Lotte head coach Kim Tae-hyung had expressed the need for internal free agents such as Jeon Jun-woo and Ahn Chi-hong during his inauguration ceremony.
Jeon is the team’s franchise star. After graduating from Kyungpook National University in Gyeongju, he was selected with the 15th pick of the second round in the 2008 rookie draft and has been with the same team ever since.
This year, he batted .312 with 17 home runs and 77 RBIs in 138 games. Jun-woo led the team in home runs and also had the highest batting average among players who played at least 100 games. There was no reason for Lotte not to grab him.
Jun-woo had expressed a certain amount of envy while watching his teammate Son As-seob play for NC in this year’s postseason. Jun-woo is one of the few postseason players left on the team. Lotte’s last postseason memory was in 2017. Now, as a veteran of Lotte, he will play to fulfill his team’s aspirations.