Daily Updates – February 11, 2016

Seo Jae-weong to Make Debut as TV Commentator

Just two weeks after announcing his retirement, former Major League and KIA Tigers pitcher, Seo Jae-weong (서재응), has signed a deal to work as a color commentator for SBS Sports.  Seo will join a broadcasting crew consisted of five other former KBO Leaguers.


KT Wiz CEO Resigns

KT Wiz CEO, Kim Young-soo (김영수), announced his resignation right after the Korean New Year break.  Kim relieved the job in March, 2014 after a major organizational shake up when the former president of the company was accused of embezzlement and malpractice.  He did spearhead LG Sports in 2005-2008, but a large portion of his career was with the public relations department of LG Electronics.  Kim stated health issues as the reason for his resignation.  However, the local media has raised questions of possible office politics in play.


KT Wiz’s Long Term Plans in Kino Sports Complex

The KT Wiz has reached a long-term deal to use Kino Sports Complex as their spring training camp for both their KBO League and KBO Futures League teams.  KT Wiz general manager, Kim Jin-hun (김진훈), met up with Reenie Ochoa, who heads the facility in Tuscan, Arizona, to discuss the agreement and possible community work and marketing opportunities for the local area.


Nishiguchi Fumiya Joins Hanwha Eagles Coaching Staff

Longtime Seibu Lions right-hander, Nishiguchi Fumiya (西口文也), who retired after last season, will join the Hanwha Eagles coaching staff just for the final two weeks of Spring Training.  Nishiguchi spent his entire career with the Lions organization stacking up 182 victories and 2,082 strikeouts in 21 seasons (3.71 career ERA).  His best season came in 1997 when he went 15-5 with a 3.12 ERA, and grabbed both the Pacific League MVP and Sawamura Award honors.  Nishiguchi is also set to coach for a couple of months for the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions of the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) right after his tenure with the Eagles.


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