Doosan backup catcher Ahn Seung-han signed an annual salary contract for the 2023 season, which was concluded on the 26th, at 45 million won, an increase of 8 million won from 37 million won last year.  스포츠토토

In fact, I didn’t get a high salary with this contract, and it’s not like the increase is high either. Nevertheless, the reason why the annual salary increase is meaningful is that at this time last year, his status was that he passed the entrance exam. He was grateful to have just extended his contract with Doosan, but after his efforts last season, he was recognized for his ability and had the joy of signing an increased salary.

Ahn Seung-han was a promising catcher in his rookie days. After graduating from Chungam High School and Donga University, he received a special nomination for KT’s new team in the 2014 rookie draft. However, from the first year, his dreams of success were thwarted by injuries. He was diagnosed with a slap, an injury to the upper joint and labrum of the shoulder, while throwing second base in the Futures League.

Ahn Seung-han, who was released from the call-up in October 2017, made his first-team debut in Daegu Samsung on June 14, 2019, the first year of manager Lee Kang-cheol’s appointment, but did not stand out much that year with 36 games, 103, 6 leagues, and 5 RBIs. After two years of tossing and turning in the second group, after the 2021 season, I was notified of the release of shock.

Ahn Seung-han, who was wandering, passed the Doosan entrance test in December 2021 and extended his active duty. Signed an official player contract with an annual salary of 37 million won. Due to his poor condition, he spent a lot of time in the 2nd team last year too, but after the summer 1st team call-up, he showed off a sense of stability in the air and defense and made his name known to Doosan fans. Ahn Seung-han left a strong impact with a batting average of 3.3, 3.0 and 8 RBIs in the few opportunities of 30 games.

Ahn Seung-han, who was contacted after his salary contract, said, “After being released from KT, I thought about giving up, but last year I got a good chance. It was an unforgettable season,” he said. “It’s so nice to have a salary increase. When the salary goes up, I feel like I want to do better.” 

Ahn Seung-han, who passed the entrance test, has leaped to become a catcher resource that manager Lee Seung-yeop pays attention to. Coach Lee emphasized the importance of a backup catcher by directly mentioning Ahn Seung-han, Jang Seung-hyeon, and Park Yoo-yeon from last year’s finish camp. Even after Yang Eui-ji joined, Ahn Seung-han and Jang Seung-hyun were mentioned once again as catchers to support him.

Ahn Seung-han said, “There was a lot of training during his finish camp last year. I was very tired because I wanted to show a good image to director Lee Seung-yeop,” he said. “Since the director often mentions it, I feel responsible. But he tries not to be very conscious. When he hears such stories from his time at KT, he becomes impatient with the desire to do better, and he is not good at baseball. He expressed his gratitude, saying, “My own play comes out well when I feel comfortable.” 

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