The annual salary, which was 700 million won, was drastically reduced to 50 million won. NC Dinos veteran infielder Park Seok-min, who is celebrating his 38-year-old season this year, accepts the largest annual salary cut ever and embarks on a comeback.
Just as veteran pitcher Min-Han Son, who was a veteran pitcher 10 years ago, succeeded in making a comeback with the same amount of salary at the same age in NC, can Seok-Min Park also reap the beauty of the end?
On the 27th, NC announced the annual salary contracts for 62 people who are subject to renewal for the 2023 season. Park Seok-min’s annual salary is 50 million won. This is a whopping 93% reduction from last year.
Park Seok-min obtained FA status ahead of the 2016 season and left Samsung and signed a four-year contract with NC for up to 9.6 billion won. After the 2019 season, he re-acquired FA qualification and re-signed with NC for 2 + 1 years, up to 3.4 billion won. He, who did not qualify for FA reacquisition, was subject to renewal.
Park Seok-min has not been very active for the past two years. In July 2021, he also had an unfortunate incident of violating the Corona 19 quarantine rules. This led to the KBO’s 72-game suspension, followed by the NC club’s 50-game suspension. In June of last year, a total of 122 game suspensions were lifted.
He suffered discipline and returned in June of last year, but he could not overcome his gap in practice for more than a year. He appeared in 16 games for the first team, batting 1.4 9 Lee (7-for-47) with only two RBIs. In addition, he suffered a back injury at the end of July and did not return to the first team until the end of the season.
The FA contract was over, and the season ended with disappointing results, but Park Seok-min wanted to continue his career as a player, not retire. NC decided to give Park Seok-min a chance, and renewed the contract at 50 million won, which is the minimum annual salary for a veteran. In NC, if Park Seok-min, who is recording a total of 268 homers, succeeds in recovering as third base resources Noh Jin-hyuk and Park Jun-young leave the team, it will help the team’s strength. 안전놀이터
10 years ago, the contracts between Son Min-han and NC overlap. There are many similarities in many ways. Ahead of the 2013 season, NC signed a contract with Son Min-han for an annual salary of 50 million won.
Son Min-han, who played an active role as Lotte ace in the 2000s, underwent shoulder surgery in October 2009 and clung to rehabilitation, but did not return to the first team after that. He was released from Lotte after the 2011 season. After taking a one-year hiatus, he received a chance at NC in 2013 after an entrance test.
Son Min-han, who was criticized for lame management as the president of the Korea Professional Baseball Players Association, returned to the attitude of Baek Ui-jong, saying, “I thank my baseball colleagues and seniors and juniors for forgiving the past and giving them a chance to start anew.”
In 2013, a 38-year-old season, Son Min-han played 28 games as a starter and bullpen, and succeeded in recovering with an average ERA of 3.43 with 5 wins, 6 losses, 9 saves and 3 holds. In 2014, he recorded an average ERA of 3.54 with 4 wins, 4 losses, 1 save and 9 holds in 52 games. Son Min-han, who won 103 total wins at Lotte, added 20 wins at NC to finish his career with 123 wins.