The Pittsburgh Pirates announced the recruitment of Shim Jun-seok on the 16th (Korean time). Shim Jun-seok did not apply for the 2023 KBO League rookie draft and declared a challenge to the United States. And when he signed with Pittsburgh, he got one step closer to his dream, the major league stage.

On the 26th, ahead of the Pittsburgh Pirates signing ceremony at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, Shim Jun-seok departed for the United States via Incheon International Airport on the afternoon of the 24th. Shim Jun-seok, who met with reporters before departure, said, “It’s good to go to the United States. When I arrive at the airport, there is excitement, but there is also tension.” 토토사이트

Regarding the reason for choosing Pittsburgh, Shim Jun-seok said, “Pittsburgh is a good team. did,” he said.

One of the things that attracted attention when Shim Jun-seok signed with the Pittsburgh was his down payment. Pittsburgh did not disclose Shim Jun-seok and the down payment. Some say that Shim Jun-seok’s down payment is about 1 million dollars (approximately 1.2 billion won), but American media ‘Pirates Prospects’ reported that Shim Jun-seok’s down payment was 750,000 dollars (about 927 million won).

Shim Jun-seok thinks that the current down payment is not very important. He said, “I didn’t try to hide the contract fee on purpose. I didn’t really think about it because the team didn’t disclose it,” he said. “I can work hard and go up (to the major leagues) and earn money. I don’t care.”

Shim Jun-seok said that he chose to go to the United States because he had a challenging spirit and confidence. Standing alone in an unfamiliar environment, Shim Jun-seok said, “I think that having no one around me will help me concentrate on training. If I did not have confidence, I would not have been able to take on the American stage.” I’m not going. I’m taking on the challenge because I have the confidence to do well and have the confidence to rise.

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