NC Na Sung-bum joins the team after self-isolation from the U.S.
Na Sung-bum (32), who tried to advance to the Major League Baseball (MLB) in the U.S., returned home on the 11th 안전공원
An NC official said, “Na Sung-bum arrived at Incheon International Airport early this morning and is resting after driving to Changwon.”
Na Sung-bum self-isolate himself for two weeks in accordance with the quarantine guidelines for the new coronavirus infection (Korona 19).
A NC official said, “The trainers will take care of what Na Sung-bum needs to exercise during self-isolation.”
Na Sung-bum tried to advance to the Major League through the posting system, but failed to sign the contract until 7 a.m. on the 10th, the deadline for negotiations.
Na Sung-bum said, “I was happy to be able to challenge the long-cherished Major League,” adding, “If it’s not too bad, I would be lying, but I don’t have much regret.”
He then said, “I think there will be another opportunity,” but said, “I will do my best to win the 2021 season.” He expressed his intention to focus on preparing for the 2021 season, which is suitable for NC.
Na Sung-bum will join the NC team schedule after self-isolation.
NC is preparing schedule such as shooting the team’s profile on the 25th.
Starting February 1, the camp will begin at Changwon NC Park and Masan Stadium.
Na Sung-bum also needs to conclude his salary negotiations.
NC has completed about 80 percent of annual salary negotiations. Na Sung-bum failed to proceed with negotiations due to the possibility of entering the Major League, but as the remaining balance has been confirmed, the negotiations should be speeded up.
Na Sung-bum received 500 million won in annual salary last year and was active with a batting average of 0.324, 34 home runs, 115 runs scored and 112 RBIs, leading NC to its first regular season and Korean Series integrated championship.
If the annual salary is set based on the team’s contribution to winning the championship and personal performance, there are expectations that NC can give Na Sung-bum a generous salary.