Changwon City, Gyeongnam Province, announced on Tuesday that Mayor Hong Nam-pyo met with Masan Yongmago’s right-handed pitcher Jang Hyun-seok to encourage him in his quest for the Major League Baseball (MLB).Jang Hyun-seok signed a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball in August for a signing bonus of $900,000 (about 1.22 billion won).At the recent Hangzhou Asian Games, Jang won a gold medal as the only high school player on the national baseball team.

Changwon Mayor Hong Nam-pyo met with the athlete at the city hall reception room and said, “I hope you will take it to heart that you are a proud citizen of Changwon and play a great game in the United States.” He also said, “I hope you will play a great game in the United States. He also encouraged Masan Yongmago manager Jin Min-soo, who coached Jang, for his hard work and asked him to make efforts to discover local talents so that he can produce the next Jang Hyun-seok .Changwon City plans to focus its administrative power on expanding local baseball infrastructure in the future. Recently, the Changwon-based NC Dinos advanced to the 2023 KBO playoffs and are receiving enthusiastic 스포츠토토존 support from local fans.

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