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KIA appoints manager Lee Beom-ho, retains senior Jin Gap-yong and Hong Se-wan as hitting coaches

Coach Hong Se-wan is in charge of batting alone.

KIA’s new coach Beom-ho Lee greets the players

Coach Beom-ho Lee, who was appointed as the 11th coach of the professional baseball KIA Tigers, is greeting the players after announcing the appointment of the club's coach at the spring camp set up in Canberra, Australia on the 13th.

Professional baseball KIA Tigers, which entrusted the leadership of the first team to new coach Lee Beom-ho (42) through 'internal promotion', will enter the 2024 season with Jin Gap-yong as head coach and Hong Se-wan as hitting coach without recruiting external coaches.

KIA announced on the 16th, "Coach Hong Se-wan will take over as the first team hitting coach without any additional reinforcements," and added, "There will be no changes to the coaching staff."

Coach Beom-ho Lee, who started the Australian spring camp as the 'first team batting coach', was appointed as the first team commander on the 13th.His contract period is 2 years (a total of 900 million won, including 300 million won in down payment and 300 million won in annual salary).

When former coach Kim Jong-guk was investigated by the prosecution on charges of breach of trust by receiving kickbacks from sponsoring companies, KIA decided to dismiss him on the 29th of last month and completed the appointment of a director in 15 days.

As Manager Beom-ho Lee was promoted, the number of coaches in the 'hitting department' that both Beom-ho Lee and Se-wan Hong were in charge of was reduced to one.

KIA decided to entrust the first team batting department to coach Hong Se-wan without reinforcing the batting coach.

Head coach Jin Gap-yong will also remain in his position and assist coach Lee Beom-ho.

There are no changes to other first-team coaching staff positions, including pitching coaches Jeong Jae-hoon and Lee Dong-geol, operations coach Lee Hyun-gon, base running coach Jo Jae-young, defense coach Park Ki-nam, and battery coach Takeshi Nakamura. 슬롯사이트