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Jae-gyun Hwang (황재균)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 198 lb.
Hwang debuted in 2007 with the Hyundai Unicorns, fresh from high school, hitting .300/~.326/.375 in 63 games. In 2008, Jae-kyun batted .239/~.281/.288 in 117 contests as the team became the Woori Heroes. Hwang has started 2009 strong, with 8 homers and 30 RBI in the first 37 games and hitting .324/.401/.572.
In January 2017, reports emerged that the San Francisco Giants were about to sign Hwang to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. He was promised $1.5 million were he to make the opening day roster. That did not happen, as he was sent to the AAA Sacramento RiverCats to open the season. In 68 games, he hit .287 with 7 homers and 44 RBIs, splitting time between first base, third base and the outfield. On June 28th, with the Gants going nowhere, he was called up to the Show and in his debut against the Colorado Rockies that day, he homered off Kyle Freeland while going 1 for 4 as the starting third baseman in a 5-3 win.
Source: KBO player page
- Chris Haft: "Source: Giants agree to deal with Hwang", mlb.com, January 23, 2017.