Samsung Lions in the injured ward. Veterans are recovering from injuries and recovering little by little.
Samsung coach Park Jin-man met with reporters ahead of the Lotte Giants game in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ scheduled to be held at Sajik Stadium on the 5th and talked about the return of Kim Tae-gun (34) and Kang Han-ul (32).
Kim Tae-gun was hospitalized on the 15th of last month due to acute hepatitis and was excluded from the first team entry. After recovering quickly, he joined the first team ahead of the match against Suwon KT Wiz on the 28th.
For Samsung, Kim Tae-goon’s role is important. Since even veteran Lee Won-seok (37) was traded, there is a big gap in the center lineup. Veteran catcher Kang Min-ho (38) is stepping up as a designated hitter in order to concentrate on batting and in poor physical condition. Naturally, Kim Tae-goon is stepping up to fill the vacant catcher position.
Kim Tae-gun was sluggish with a batting average of 0.077 (1 hit in 13 at-bats) before his return. He was somewhat stagnant, but after returning from injury, he improved his batting average with a batting average of 0.417 (5 hits in 12 at-bats), bringing vitality to the lineup.
Director Park said, “While hospitalized, I think I thought a lot about baseball in the hospital. The feeling of hitting improved a lot, and I think I바카라사이트 thought a lot about it. Also, there were things I felt while building my body in the Futures League, so I must have prepared well technically. I think it is,” he said.
He added, “These days, Kang Min-ho’s physical condition is not easy. The catcher side, including Kim Tae-goon and Lee Byung-hun (24), is doing well.”
Another welcome face Kang Han-ul also returned to the team on the 4th against Daegu Kiwoom Heroes. On this day, he had a busier day than anyone else. After playing the Futures League match against Goyang Heroes in Gyeongsan at 1:00 pm, he moved to Daegu to play for the first team. He actually raised his senses by playing a doubleheader.
Manager Park said, “Kang Han-ul actually played two games (in one day). When he was sluggish at the beginning of the season, he seemed to have felt a lot about those things, and he seems to have prepared a lot in the Futures League, such as movement. I can lose my senses because I can’t play at night, but I was able to concentrate well on the other line. I think it will be helpful for the team and defense.”
Kang Han-wool was excluded from the first team due to poor performance at the beginning of the season. His subsequent return to the first team was delayed due to a wrist injury. In the meantime, Kim Ho-jae (28), Gong Min-gyu (24), and Kim Young-woong (20) stepped forward, but failed to show satisfactory results. The return of veteran Kang Han-wool can be a plus to the team’s strength.
Samsung has a lot of injuries from the beginning of this season. Outfielders Kim Dong-yeop (33), Kim Tae-hoon (27), Kim Hyeon-joon (21), and catcher Kim Jae-seong (27) are out with injuries. However, starting with Kim Tae-gun and Kang Han-ul, the injured are preparing to return little by little. I wonder if Samsung, which is 7th in the league (13 wins and 14 losses), will launch a signal of a rebound.