‘Jesus in Jamsil returns’ Kelly LG club’s longest outside contract confirmed, renewing his contract for a total of $1.5 million

The LG Twins renewed their contract with foreign pitcher Casey Kelly on the 23rd. Kelly agreed to a contract for the 2024 season for a total of $1.5 million (down payment of $400,000, annual salary of $800,000, incentive of $300,000). Kelly, who received an annual salary of 1.8 million dollars (incentive of 300,000 dollars) this year, accepted the 300,000-dollar cut and decided to stay at LG.

Kelly, who joined the LG Twins in the 2019 season, pitched in 144 regular-season games over five seasons, recording 68-38 with 3.08 strikeouts and 684 ERA. 안전놀이터

In the 2023 season, he played 178 ⅔ in 30 games, recording 10-7 losses with a 3.83 ERA and 129 strikeouts. Kelly renewed his contract for the 2024 season, becoming the team’s longest-serving foreign pitcher to play for six seasons.

With this, Kelly will play in a striped uniform for six years from 2019 to 2024. Foreign players who have played in the KBO League for more than six years include Dustin Nippert (Doosan+KT, eight years), Henry Sosa (KIA+LG+SK, eight years), former Hanwha Jay Davis (seven years), former Nexen Andy Vanhecken (six years) and Daniel Rios (KIA+Doosan, six years). Now Kelly is also on par with Ben Hekken and Rios as a long-lived foreign player.

Kelly said, “I’m already looking forward to playing in front of our fans again next season. I felt the love of our fans once again in the Korean series, and I want to feel it again next year. I will prepare well to give joy to the fans by winning the championship with our team members next season. I love you, LG Twins fans.”

Casey Kelly, who has won 68 games in the KBO, is already a proven player, the club said. I am confident that I will be able to play the starting position for 24 seasons with Kelly. As he found himself again in the second half of last season, he is looking forward to the 24th season. I look forward to repaying our fans’ expectations and love with a steady appearance,” he said.

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