KT Wiz announced on Wednesday that it has re-signed foreign pitcher Wes Benjamin, 30, for a total of $1.4 million. Benjamin, who is entering his third season with KT, was an integral part of the starting staff in the regular season with a 15-6 record and 3.54 ERA in 29 appearances, and was an ace in the postseason. “Benjamin is a proven left-handed pitcher in the KBO and we look forward to having him anchor our starting rotation next season,” said KT President Nado Hyun.
Benjamin, who was brought in to replace William Cuevas during the 2022 season, posted a solid 5-4 record with a 2.70 ERA in 17 games that year, earning him a new contract. His new deal a year ago totaled $1.3 million, 카지노사이트 nearly quadrupling the $331,000 he made when he signed for the 2022 season.
Benjamin had a bumpy start to the 2023 season, but ultimately fulfilled his role as the No. 1 starter. In 29 regular-season games, he went 15-6 with a 3.54 ERA, good for second in the league in wins.
Coincidentally, Cuevas and Benjamin were brought together when Cuevas, who left the team at the beginning of the 2022 season, returned to KT as a substitute during the 2023 season.
The synergy between the two was incredible.
Relying on the consistency of Benjamin and the disruptive power of Cuevas, KT made a miraculous comeback from the bottom of the standings to finish the regular season in second place, and the duo played a revolutionary role in KT’s run through the playoffs to the Korean Series, where they finished as runners-up. Re-signing them was a no-brainer.
KT was the fastest of the 10 teams to complete its foreign player initiative for the 2024 season. On July 7, the team announced the re-signing of Cuevas and the addition of slugger Mel Rojas Jr. After deliberating after the season, KT decided not to re-sign outfielder Anthony Alford and removed him from the pending roster. They brought back Rojas, who won the league MVP in 2020. The team re-signed Cuevas for a total of $1.5 million and Rojas for a total of $900,000. 토토사이트 순위 They also signed Benjamin for $1.4 million to complete the trio.
Benjamin, Cuevas, and Rojas will join the team in time for KT’s first spring training camp, which will begin next February in Gijang, Busan.