KT had an incredible year in 2023. They started at the bottom of the standings and finished the regular season in second place. It was a “magical season,” as they made it all the way to the Korean Series (KS) and finished as runners-up.
KT manager Lee Kang-cheol cited foreign pitcher William Cuevas, 33, as the driving force behind the runner-up finish. Cuevas, who left KT in 2022 due to injury, returned to the team in June as a substitute foreign player and excelled in 18 games with 12 wins, no losses and a 100 percent winning percentage. “Cuevas anchored the shaky starting lineup and created a synergy that helped us win more than 12 games,” Lee said.토토사이트
In 2019, Cuevas made his KT debut, and in 2021, he battled back from the loss of his father to lead the team to its first regular season title since its inception. KT won a hard-fought series against the Samsung Lions that went to a tiebreaker for first place, and Cuevas, who threw 108 pitches three days before the first-place game, came back after two days of rest to help secure the win.
KT has said that they will definitely get Cuevas next season. According to a club official, KT included the names of Wes Benjamin and Cuevas, as well as Anthony Alford, on the list of pending players submitted to the KBO on May 25. A KT official said, “Cuevas’ good performance helped the team make it to the KS. Of course, we want to keep him with us next year and will focus on re-signing him.”
Cuevas also expressed his desire to stay with KT. After receiving the Winning Percentage Award at the KBO Awards Ceremony on Nov. 27, Cuevas said in a video interview, “Our team had a great season in 2023. Thanks to the great help of my teammates in offense and defense, the results went smoothly,” he said, adding, “I hope to be with the team next season. I hope to see them again next year.”