Chae Eun-seong, who is making a fresh start at Hanwha, expressed his determination for this season.
On the 29th, Chae Eun-seong departed to participate in the spring camp in Arizona, USA through Incheon International Airport.
Chae Eun-seong, who joined LG in 2009, played only at LG until last season, recording a batting average of 0.297 (992 hits in 3337 bats), 96 homers, 595 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.801 in 1006 games. Then, he took on a new challenge this winter by signing a six-year free agent contract with Hanwha for a total of 9 billion won. He set the club’s highest free agency record.
Chae Eun-seong said, “It’s the first time I’m going to spring camp wearing a uniform other than LG. My resolution is the same every year. It’s just a little awkward in the new environment. But since we’re all athletes, I’m sure if we train together and spend a lot of good time, we’ll quickly become close.” I think about it. I don’t worry about that part,” he said, “I originally wore a uniform with stripes, but since there are no stripes, I felt a little empty. It feels empty.”
At the time of recruiting Chae Eun-seong, general manager Son Hyuk said, “He is an exemplary player who has played more than 100 games for the past 7 consecutive years along with steady performance. I decided that he could serve as a model for veterans who set an example for many of our teams,” he explained the reason for signing.
Chae Eun-seong said, “All baseball players have a sense of burden. It is natural that the responsibility increases as you become the main player. All players are the same, so I do not attach much importance to it. At LG, I always played baseball with the feeling that there was no place for me. .It is the same at Hanwha. I plan to do it according to my routine.”
LG, the parent team, also chose Arizona as their spring camp site. LG is scheduled to leave the country a day later, on the 30th.메이저놀이터
Chae Eun-seong said, “I asked to see you anyway. I left the country the day before, so I got a call. The LG training ground is close to Hanwha. If the schedule is right, I think I’ll be able to see it. If I join the national team, I can see it only after entering the exhibition game or season, so I had a chance during camp. I think I will see it,” he said, looking forward to meeting his former colleagues.
Hanwha succeeded in strengthening their strength this winter by recruiting Chae Eun-seong, Lee Tae-yang, and Oh Seon-jeon. As such, expectations for this season’s performance are high. Chae Eun-seong said, “Every year, I start with the expectation that I can achieve good results. This year, I have to do better than last year. I came here to do that. I have to do my best to meet that goal. I’m going to start with a good mood.” revealed their responsibilities.
Chae Eun-seong said, “Ever since I was at LG, I thought that every year should be better than the previous year. There is no numerical goal like ‘I will hit a few home runs.’ I think the enemy part will follow on its own,” he said, reaffirming his determination this season.