Due to the changeable weather, only two games were played until the opening day 5. The two games, which were played in the rain, were suspended. In the process, two key players were injured.
Nevertheless, Kim Jong-guk (50), the KIA Tigers coach, was in no hurry. Coach Kim said, “It’s fortunate that there are no injuries on the pitcher’s side,” ahead of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League home game against Doosan Bears at KIA Champions Field in Gwangju on the 7th. I wish I had more,” he said.
Infielder Kim Do-yeong (20), who flew with a batting average of 0.500 (4 hits in 8 at-bats) in two games after the opening, was forced to miss more than four months due to a toe fracture, and outfielder Na Seong-beom (34), a key hitter for the team, was also on the opening entry due to a calf injury. I couldn’t. It is fortunate that Kim Seon-bin (34), who sprained his ankle, is not injured enough to miss the entry.
Head coach Kim Jong-kook has been emphasizing the importance of body care to the players, saying that ‘injury is also a skill’ from the spring camp. He said, “Na Seong-beom had good injury skills, but it suddenly happened.” “(Kim) Do-yeong has had a lot of such injuries since last year, but it’s unfortunate. (Kim) Sun-bin is like that too.”
Kim Sunbin’s condition is comparatively much better. “It’s okay to hit and run in a straight line, but it’s difficult to run left and right, so it’s difficult to defend,” he said.
Maybe because it’s the beginning of the season? I was not in a hurry. Manager Kim Jong-guk said, “The beasts may have a break, but (Ryu) Ji-hyeok played a good role as the starting pitcher at third base without Do-yeong last year, or (Byun) Woo-hyuk.” (Choi) Hyeong-woo, Woo-hyuk, Socrates, and (Hwang) Dae-in should give more strength.”
However, there are powers that can add strength to the mound. Wearing a Tigers uniform as the first nomination this season, Yun Young-chul proved why he was called the perfect pitcher by pitching 8⅔ scoreless innings in two demonstration games. Having been dropped as the 5th starter, he is expected to be promoted to the 1st team in time for the mound. When is that point?
Coach Kim said, “If you look at the rotation now, I think I’ll have to register for the next week’s Kiwoom match and go out as a starter.” Although the game was canceled due to rain earlier, it means that the rotation will not be postponed and Yun Young-chul will skip his turn. “I think the four people who have been thrown so far will have to come out again next Tuesday, in the order that (Yang) Hyeon-jong enters, and only once every 4 days,” he said. Yoon Young-cheol’s debut match is expected to be the Kiwoom Heroes match at Gocheok Sky Dome on the 15th.
Jang Hyun-sik (28), the hold king in the 2021 season, who will add strength from the bullpen, is also preparing to return. Jang Hyun-sik,토토사이트 who is working hard on rehabilitation after undergoing surgery to remove bone fragments in his elbow last October, joined the second camp held in Okinawa, Japan and continued training.
He is still staying at Futures (2nd Division), but joining is only a matter of time. However, this is also director Kim who says he will not rush.
Coach Kim said, “I started in Futures and am preparing (return),” but “I don’t have a lot of pain, but I have to test a little more. I’ll try to throw a lot and throw a lot and if there is no pain, I’ll call you up. I have to rehabilitate again. I plan to upload it after more carefully considering the number of pitches and whether or not I can fight continuously.”