April 19, 2024
Woo-Suk Go. Photograph credit score: Display shot, MLB.com

The Padres have signed right-handed reliever Woo-Suk Go to a two-year contract with a mutual possibility for 2026, the workforce introduced Wednesday.

Although workforce executives didn’t disclose phrases, MLB.com reported the contract worth at $4.5 million.

In 44 reduction appearances for the 2023 Korean Baseball Group (KBO) champion LG Twins final season, Go posted a career-best 12.1 strikeouts per 9 innings with a 3.68 ERA, 15 saves, and 59 strikeouts whereas giving up 22 walks. Go held left-handed batters to a .179 opponent common, although righties hit .286 towards him.

He logged the ultimate out in Recreation 5 of the Korean Sequence reverse the KT Wiz, going 1-1 with a save within the KBO postseason.

The 5-foot-11, 198-pound pitcher, who’s 25, joined teammate Ha-Seong Kim on the 2023 World Baseball Traditional roster for the South Korean workforce, however he didn’t make an look within the event.

In seven seasons within the KBO, all with the LG Twins (2017-23), Go owned a 19-26 document and 139 saves in 354 profession appearances (all in reduction) for a 3.18 ERA and 401 strikeouts.

The native of Incheon, South Korea led the KBO in saves in 2022 (42) and his 139 whole saves from 2019-23 led the league over that span. In his final three seasons, Go posted a 2.32 ERA with 207 strikeouts and he completed within the Prime 10 within the league in saves in every of the final 5 years (2019-23).

Go has an in depth connection within the Nationwide League West. He’s the brother-in-law of outfielder Jung Hoo Lee, who is also leaving the KBO behind. He’s headed for the Giants after signing a six-year deal.

The Padres will open the season in South Korea, enjoying the primary regular-season MLB video games within the nation. They’ll meet the Dodgers March 20-21.