KBO: Jonronero Sung-bum Na Signs Record Contract In Korea With Kia Tigers

The Kia Tigers of the Korea Baseball Organization announced a six-year contract with the free agent outfielder Sung-bum Na. The deal has a value of $ 12.6MM, a figure that is tied for the highest deal in KBO history (h / t for Yonhap’s Jeeho Yoo).

Sung Bum Na has spent nine seasons playing in Korea’s top league. He had spent his entire career to date with the NC Dinos, combining for an impressive line of .312 / .378 / .538:

Last season, Na hit .281 / .337 / .506 with 32 homers in 565 plate appearances. That’s not his peak form, though that outing still ranks 24 points above the KBO league average on the wRC + measure.

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The 32-year-old veteran left-handed hitter is 1.83 meters tall and weighs 99 kilos. He was born on October 3, 1989 so he is already 32 years old. Since 2020 he has played exclusively in right field, although he can also cover center, which was where he began his career in 2013 and 2014.

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KBO: Jonronero Sung-bum Na Signs Record Contract In Korea With Kia Tigers