KBO, Futures League FA system established
First implementation at the end of the 2021 season
2nd draft abolished
By Choi Dong-hwan, staff reporter [email protected]
Posted 2021-10-26 17:05:26
The Futures League FA system will be implemented in the KBO League. In addition, regulations were newly established to restrict the registration and activity of league officials for those who caused a social scandal with harmful baseball-related activities.
The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) held the 10th board meeting for 2021 on the 26th and decided to implement the Futures League FA system after the end of this season in order to provide new opportunities to Futures League players and at the same time expand opportunities for reinforcement of each club’s strength. said.
Accordingly, the 2nd Draft, which was held five times on a biennial basis from 2011 to 2019, will be abolished in order to support the players of the new club and to equalize their power.
The target of acquiring Futures League FA qualification is for players belonging to, fostering, military reserve, and fostering military reserve, and players with a KBO league registration date of 60 days or less for seven or more seasons in total.
However, the number of registration days due to the use of the injured list and congratulatory and congratulatory leave are excluded, and players who have registered for more than 145 days in the KBO League in the year of the announcement of Futures League FA qualifications and players with existing FA contracts are also excluded.
If a Futures League FA qualification player is announced within 5 days of the end of the Korean Series, only the player who applied will be announced as a Futures League FA approved player.
A club can sign up to three futures league FAs belonging to other clubs, and the club that acquires FAs must pay the player’s original club an amount equivalent to 100% of the player’s previous season’s annual salary as compensation.
A club signing a contract with a Futures League FA player must register the player as an affiliated player. Salary cannot exceed 100% of the previous season’s annual salary, and no down payment is paid.
If a player who applied for FA remains uncontracted until the end of the Korean Series next season, the player becomes a free agent and there is no separate compensation for signing a contract with another team after that.
The KBO Board of Directors also discussed amendments to the KBO rules and related league rules on the same day.
In the KBO bylaws, the general rules on the investigation authority of the governor and the restrictions on registration and activities of league officials for those who cause social trouble with harmful baseball-related activities were newly added.
In addition, to clarify sanctions standards and secure volume validity, Chapter 14 of the KBO Regulations has been revised, and the system and expression of regulations have been summarized.
The regulations have been supplemented so that even if a social scandal is caused by inappropriate responses related to school violence or human rights violations, the rules can be sanctioned as an act of demeaning.
In addition, in order to establish a fair contract culture between players and the club, the KBO player contract was revised in accordance with the standard contract for professional sports established by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the contract will be applied starting in 2022.