Kim Jae-yu, who once drew attention as a player to fill the position of Min Byung-hun, was terminated arbitrarily.
According to the player movement status released by the KBO on the 9th, the Lotte Giants announced an application for arbitrary termination of outfielder Kim Jae-yu.
In the KBO League, the voluntary termination clause means that a player terminates his/her contract with the team.
Therefore안전놀이터, the affiliated club, which has a reservation clause, arbitrarily binds players and is usually used as a means for players to voluntarily retire.
Jaeyu Kim joined Lotte in 2015 as a training player after graduating from Bukyung High School and Dongeui University. His strong contact ability and quick feet also raised a lot of expectations.
He recorded a batting average of 0.260 (85 hits in 327 at-bats), 2 homers, 29 RBIs, 20 stolen bases, 58 runs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.632 in 196 KBO league games.
In particular, he posted a batting average of 0.259 and 10 stolen bases OPS of 0.637 in 68 games in 2020, followed by a batting average of 0.287 (50 hits in 174 at bats) and 7 stolen bases OPS of 0.691 in 2021.
However, he suffered a knee injury ahead of the 2022 season, and unfortunately left the ground after not being able to show up in the first team.
Meanwhile, on the same day, Lotte signed an official player contract with infielder Bae Young-bin, born in 2000 and from Seoul High School, who joined as a training player for this season. I was called up to the 1st team.