Yang Hyeon-Jong was born on March 1, 1988, and from Gwangju, South Korea, he is a left-handed starting pitcher and plays for the KIA Tigers of the KBO League.
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In 2014, he was posted to MLB but the Tigers rejected the bid saying that the bid was too low, then Yang returned the Tigers for the following season. In 2017, he was named as the most valuable player of the Korean Series and also won the KBO League Most Valuable Player Award for the 2017 KBO League season.
However, in 2021 he could make the Texas Rangers’. In 2019, Yang had a splendid season with the Tigers, in which he posted a 2.29 ERA over 184.2 innings pitched. On other hand, his career with Kia Tigers holds 3.83 ERA in 13 seasons.
Talking about his international career, he represented South Korea at the 2010 Asian Games, 2017 World Baseball Classic, and 2018 Asian Games. Also, Yang led the 2019 WBSC Premier12 tournament with 17 strikeouts.
Looking at his educational background, Yang attended Dongsung High School in Gwangju, South Korea, during his time in the High school he was named as the nation’s best high school left-handed pitchers along with Kim Kwang-Hyun.
Yang earned his spot for the South Korea junior national team in September 2006 alongside lefty rival Kim Kwang-Hyun that won the gold medal at the 2006 World Junior Baseball Championship in Cuba.
How old is Yang Hyeon-Jong? He was born on March 1, 1988, and from Gwangju, South Korea, he is 32 years old as of 2021.
However, there is not much information about his father, mother, and siblings.
He is married to Rachel and they share a kid, we can’t find any information about his wife but will be updated in the future.
His Net Worth is $480K USD as of 2021. He stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 78KG.