Kim Dong-yeop and Lee Seong-gyu are here, Kim Jae-seong and Kim Ji-chan are coming

Counterattack in June, Samsung Lions’ injured players are on the verge of returning. 

Samsung canceled outfielder Kim Seong-yoon and called up Lee Seong-gyu ahead of the match against SSG Landers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 30th.

Lee Seong-gyu was canceled from District 1 on the 19th. Lee Seong-gyu, who played a big role in the demonstration game in March with a batting average of 0.333, 5 homers and 11 RBIs, was somewhat sluggish with a batting average of 0.179 0 homers and 9 RBIs in 32 games in the regular season, and went through a readjustment period in the second team. Lee Seong-gyu was called up to the 1st team on the 30th after wielding 3 hits in 4 at-bats in a game against the Lotte Giants 2nd team on the 27th. Samsung coach Park Jin-man said, “Lee Seong-gyu is good at focusing and has good defensive skills, so I think he will be an addition to the team. He hoped that he would make good use of his strengths while developing a sense of the game in the first team.” 

On the 28th, Samsung called up Kim “Geopo” Dong-yeop to strengthen the batting line. Kim Dong-yeop had a batting average of 0.333, 3 home runs and 9 RBIs in 11 games last April, but left after being diagnosed with a two-month recovery due to damage to his left hamstring. Originally expected to return in mid-June, but returned to the first team earlier in May. Head coach Park Jin-man said, “The sense of the game is a little off, but my physical condition is fine. If he quickly develops a sense of play in the first team, he will be of great help to the team.” 

The injured are returning one after another. Catcher Kim Jae-seong, who suffered a right oblique muscle rupture in an exhibition game, and infielder Kim Ji-chan, who suffered a hamstring injury in mid-May, are also on the verge of returning. Kim Jae-seong is raising his sense of realism through the Futures League game last weekend. Kim Jae-seong started on the 30th against the second group of the KIA Tigers and recorded 2 hits and 2 points in 4 at-bats. 

In response, coach Park Jin-man said, “Kim Jae-seong played 7 innings defense and 4 at-bats today (30th), and Kim Ji-chan is also scheduled to play in the Futures game on Thursday (June 1). It looks like both players will be able to make it to the first team as early as this week. I am constantly checking my physical condition.” 

On the other hand, on the 30th, the Samsung team, Koo Ja-wook (right fielder) – Kim Hyeon-joon (center fielder) – Pirella (left fielder) – Kang Min-ho (designated hitter) – Kim Dong-jin (2nd baseman) – Oh Jae-il (1st baseman) – Lee Jae-hyeon (shortstop) – Kim Tae-gun (catcher) -Kang Han-ul (3rd baseman) lined up the batting order. Kim Tae-gun matches battery breathing with starter Albert Suarez, and Kim Dong-jin goes to the 5th batting line. 스포츠토토

Manager Park Jin-man said, “I did not choose Kim Tae-gun as the catcher for Suarez. However, he showed good coordination with Suarez in the last game, and will change later when the pattern needs to be changed.” Regarding Kim Dong-jin, he said, “Ever since he was in Future Steam, I thought he had a talent for hitting. He is also showing good performance these days, and he has some contact ability and clutch hitter ability, so he was appointed at number 5.” 

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