The Lotte Giants have finally found a catcher. Jang Si-hwan and Ji Seong-junWhen the Giants finished dead last in the 2019 regular season standing, they were in desperate need of a catcher. After they lost Kang Min-ho to the Samsung Lions in 2017, the club has shown serious weakness behind the plate. When the free agent negotiation period officially began on Nov. 4, it seemed highly likely that the Giants were going to sign one of the two catchers on the market – Lee Ji-young and Kim Tae-gun.However, when Lee Ji-young signed a contract with the Kiwoom Heroes on Nov. 13, the Giants announced that they will not be signing a free agent catcher. Then, despite having the first pick in the second round draft, the Giants once again made a surprise decision by drafting an outfielder instead of a catcher. After failing to pick up catchers in the free agent market and in the second round draft, they’ve finally found one through a trade on Thursday with the Hanwha Eagles.The bottom-ranked club made a two-on-two trade, with pitcher Jang Si-hwan and catcher Kim Hyun-woo going to the Eagles in exchange for catcher Ji Seong-jun and infielder Kim Joo-hyun.Although Ji… Read full this story
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