Reports: Giants sign Korean OF Jung Hoo Lee for 6 years, $113M

League: MLB

Posted on: 13 Dec, 2023 at 12:05 AM

Credit: Yukihito Taguchi-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants made their offseason splash by signing Korean star outfielder Jung Hoo Lee to a six-year, $113 million contract, several reports said Tuesday.

Lee, 25, was the Korean Baseball Organization MVP in 2022. He was posted on Dec. 4 with the expectation that he'd sign the biggest contract among all players from the KBO.

A left-handed batter, Lee averaged .349 with a .575 slugging percentage, 23 home runs and 113 RBIs in 142 games for the Kiwoom Heroes in his 2022 MVP season.

A run producer on Korea's World Baseball Classic team in March, Lee batted .318 with six home runs over 86 KBO games last season before he underwent ankle surgery.

The Giants had previously been involved in the free agency of two-way star Shohei Ohtani this winter and Aaron Judge after the 2022 season.

--Field Level Media