Back to Busan’ SSG coach Kim Min-jae joins ‘Lotte Kim Tae-hyung division’


SSG Landers third base and bench coach Kim Min-jae will wear a Lotte Giants uniform and assist coach Kim Tae-hyung in the 2024 season.

Coach Kim Tae-hyung signed a three-year contract with professional baseball team Lotte and held an inauguration ceremony as head coach on the 24th.

After receiving a coach offer from the Lotte team, coach Kim Tae-hyung actively moved to recruit a coach. Coach Kim Tae-hyung also offered to recruit Coach Kim Min-jae, and Coach Kim Min-jae accepted the offer after much consideration.

Since the offer was received while SSG was preparing for the semi-playoffs (quasi-PO), coach Kim Min-jae carefully conveyed his intentions to the SSG club.

SSG lost 6-7 in the third game of the semi-playoff against NC Dinos held at Changwon NC Park on the 25th and exited the fall stage.

Coach Kim Min-jae plans to reorganize his affairs and join the Lotte team. Coach Kim Min-jae was born in Busan, the hometown of Lotte, and started his professional career at Lotte.

Coach Kim, who joined Lotte in 1991, played for 11 years until the 2011 season. Coach Kim Min-jae, who continued his career as a player for SK Wyverns (now SSG) and Hanwha Eagles, started as a coach at Hanwha in 2010, and served as a defense coach at Lotte from 2017 to 2018. Afterwards, Coach Kim Min-jae, who guarded the Doosan Bears and SSG dugouts, continues his leadership career at his hometown team, Lotte.토토사이트

Coach Kim Min-jae, who worked with coach Kim Tae-hyung as an operations coach at Doosan in 2019 and 2020, meets coach Kim Tae-hyung again after about three years. At Lotte, Coach Kim Min-jae is likely to take on a senior position.

Coaches Kim Joo-chan, Ko Young-min, and Yoo Jae-shin, who played for Doosan this season, are also expected to soon sign coaching contracts with Lotte.

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