April MVP: KIA Pitcher Yang Hyeon-Jong

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Today Yang Hyeon-Jong received the Korea Yakult Seven Pro Baseball April MVP Award. Yang received 13 votes, just barely edging out his teammate, first baseman Choi Hee-Seop, who received 12 votes.

Yang saw four starts during the month of April. Each one resulted in a win. He also pitched four and 2/3 innings of scoreless relief work. His total ERA for the month was 1.17, which is the lowest in the league.

Yang received a prize of 5 million won, half of which was donated to his former middle school to purchase baseball equipment. 

Yang said, "Our team is in first place and I am very happy to have contributed to that. I felt really good coming out of spring camp and I've been able to continue the good results. I want to think my manager Sun Dong-Yeol for trusting me and making me feel comfortable. I want to keep up this pace until the end of the season, contributing to the team's success" (excuse the rough translation)

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