“Releasing the Fracture” is so close that I’m willing to make a comeback in Korea… Doosan said, “Thank you for the opportunity.”

“In the past, in Korea, I was like, ‘Uh,’ and time passed. He said he was really grateful for the opportunity.”헤라카지노

A Doosan source said, “We signed a contract with Henry Ramos, a 31-year-old foreign hitter. Doosan signed a contract with Ramos on Monday for a total of 700,000 U.S. dollars. The deal includes 50,000 dollars in down payment, 550,000 dollars in annual salary and 100,000 dollars in incentives. Ramos has 600,000 dollars in guaranteed amount, and the 100,000 dollars can be received only when he meets the option that he promised with his team next year.

Ramos first met with the KBO League last year. His first destination was the KT Wiz. The KT Wiz signed a contract worth 1 million U.S. dollars to Ramos. The guaranteed amount was 750,000 dollars and incentives were 250,000 dollars. As the KT Wiz is feeling the nostalgia of big hitter Mel Rojas Jr., who left for the Japanese professional baseball league after winning the MVP award for the first time in the team’s history in 2020, he thought Ramos could quench the thirst of foreign batters.

Despite KT coach Lee Kang-chul’s strict eyes, Ramos was a good player. After examining Ramos’ play, personality, and attitude during the spring camp, Lee said, “He has a great angle and batting speed. He prepared well. I think he is in the best physical condition among the fielders.”

However, Ramos did not avoid the bad luck of his injury. He was hit in the right foot by a dune while playing against the NC Dinos in Suwon on April 23 last year, and a hospital examination revealed that he was released after fracturing his little toe. At the time, KT couldn’t afford to wait for recovery time, which took more than a month, and hired Anthony Alford as a substitute for the rest of the season. Ramos played 18 games with a batting average of 0.250 (18 hits in 72 times at bat), three homers, 11 RBIs and an OPS of 0.721, before returning to the U.S.

Ramos challenged the U.S. Major League once again this year. He signed a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds, and he was called up to the Major League during the season to play in 23 games. His batting average was 0.243 (18 hits in 74 times at bat), on-base percentage was 0.349, slugging percentage was 0.311, and five RBIs. He was satisfied with the opportunity in the Major League, but he performed fairly well in Triple-A in the Minor League. He had a good batting average of 76 games, 13 homers, 55 RBIs and 0.954 with a batting average of 0.318, 13 homers, and an OPS. With this kind of performance, the Major League could not afford to play for a Triple-A team.

Doosan reached out to Ramos. Due to poor foreign batter market, it was a waste of time waiting for a player who was excluded from the Major League roster, and Ramos with Korean experience naturally caught his eye. Existing foreign hitter Jose Rojas (30) ranked second in his team with 19 home runs this year, but his outfield defense was not as efficient as it was below-average. To effectively utilize veteran catcher Yang Eui-ji while easing burdens on defense, he could not even fix Rojas as the designated hitter. Ramos has strong shoulders and is an outfielder, who has above-average defense capability. In addition, he concluded that it is better than Rojas as he can swing powerfully at bat from both left and right with a switch heater.

Rumor has it that Ramos was pleased with Doosan’s proposal. It seems that the memory of leaving Korea in disgrace due to injury remained as a Korean in the player’s own way.

A Doosan official said, “I think I had a regrettable memory in Korea. They were really grateful for the opportunity to play in Korea again. He is very motivated right now, and he showed his determination to work harder in Korea.”

Ramos didn’t mind even though the club was pretty picky about options for $100,000. Doosan tends to bet heavily on foreign players who need some proof. A case in point is that when renewing the contract with foreign hitter Jose Miguel Fernandez for $900,000, he bet $450,000 as an option. Although it was a result of Fernandez’s tendency to prefer big options, the club welcomes foreign players’ preference for options in terms of “motivation.”

A Doosan official said, “I can’t reveal the options, but I put a very difficult option on the line. Still, Ramos is burning with enthusiasm that he can win enough. I think I’m motivated well. Please keep an eye on me.”

Ramos also raised his desire to succeed in Korea, but he basically believed in his skills, so he was able to make the decision to replace Rojas.

A Doosan source said, “As all players sign contracts with young players, age 31 seems to be a big deal, but I checked Ramos twice this year. When the Scouts checked, it was determined that Ramos was maintaining his skills close to his prime. In addition, a recent trend is that many left-handed pitchers are deployed against foreign hitters. Ramos judged that Ramos is highly valuable as he is a switch hitter who can stand on both sides of the batter’s box. That was also a positive factor,” adding, “I hope Ramos will show good performance next year and earn 700,000 dollars.”

Meanwhile, Doosan also signed a contract with Ramos for Raul Alcantara and Brandon Waddell, completing the entire list of foreign players in 2024. Alcantara signed a total of 1.5 million dollars (down payment of 500,000 dollars, annual salary of 800,000 dollars, incentive of 200,000 dollars), and Brandon signed a total of 1.13 million dollars (down payment of 250,000 dollars, annual salary of 750,000 dollars, incentive of 130,000 dollars).

Alcantara and Brandon displayed outstanding performances this year to the extent that the club did not consider options other than renewing their contracts. Alcantara had 13 wins and nine losses, 192 innings, and a 2.67 ERA in 31 games. He has reemerged as the top ace in the KBO league, ranking first in innings, third in strikeouts (162), fourth in multiple wins, and fifth in ERA.

Brandon replaced Dylan File, who was released due to injury, as the second starter was better than expected.

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