KBO releases list of suspended players; Alford, Tanner, and others fail to re-sign

The Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) announced today the names of 59 players who will be removed from the 2024 roster.KBO clubs have until November of each year to notify the KBO of players who are eligible to re-sign for the upcoming season.Players removed from the list are those who are excluded from the team’s future plans or who are retiring.Players such as Jang Won-jun, Shin Sung-hyun (Doosan Bears), Park Seok-min (NC Dinos), Cho Hyun-woo (KT Wiz), and Jeong Joo-hyun (LG Twins), who have already announced their retirement, were named to the list.Bae Young-bin, who was banned from the Lotte Giants after being caught driving under the influence and hiding it, was also officially removed from the list.By club, the Hanwha Eagles had the most players on the list with 11, while the Kiwoom Heroes had the fewest with one foreign pitcher, Ian McKinney.The foreign players on the list are those who failed to re-sign with their original teams.

Leading KT outfielder Anthony Alford, SSG Landers left-handed pitcher Ian McCarty, NC left-handed pitcher Tanner Tully, and Lotte foreign infielder Nico Goodrum are among those who have left the organization.In some cases, foreign players are placed on the disabled list to prevent them from freely signing with other clubs, regardless of whether the club has a policy of re-signing them.Eric Peddy (NC), who won the KBO Most Valuable Player (MVP) award in the 2023 season, and Adam Plutko (LG), who caused problems for LG in the second half of the season due to the ‘opening closure’, were both placed on the list.There were a total of 681 registered players in the KBO this season, and only 542 of them are listed as suspended for 2024.The 139 excluded players include those who were removed from the roster, released during the season, placed on military leave, or did not sign a free agent contract.By club, KT and NC have the most players on hold with 무료슬롯게임 58, while LG has the least with 42.

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