KIA Tigers catcher Han Seung-taek has been sidelined with a side injury, a 1.5-centimeter tear in his side muscle. KIA manager Kim Jong-guk called up catcher Kim Sun-woo, whom he has been monitoring since spring training.
KIA will play against the Gochuk Kiwoom Heroes on June 14. Prior to the game, the club designated catcher Han Seung-taek for assignment and added Kim Sun-woo to the roster.
Han has appeared in 40 games this season, batting .141 with 11 hits and three RBIs. Han, who had been losing ground to catcher Shin Beom-soo recently, was designated for assignment due to a side injury.토토사이트
KIA said, “In his at-bat in the top of the ninth inning yesterday (13th), Han Seung-taek felt pain in his left adductor muscle after his swing and underwent an MRI examination at Sejong Sports Orthopedics today (14th). As a result of the examination, he was diagnosed with a micro-tear of the adductor pollicis muscle and will need to be stabilized and rehabilitated for about four weeks.”
Manager Kim Jong-kook met with the press before the game on the 14th and said, “Han Seung-taek has been feeling bad in his side for over a week, and the pain after his swing got worse in his last at-bat yesterday. He tore a muscle in his side about 1.5 centimeters. Kim was one of the four catchers who trained together in spring training. “I worked with the pitchers in camp, and I heard that the Future Team prepared well,” he said.
The return of outfielder Na Sung-beom and infielder Kim Do-young is also in sight. They are scheduled to undergo a final examination of their injuries on the 15th.
“Na Sung-beom and Kim Do-young will have their final checkups tomorrow in Seoul,” Kim said. They are currently doing live B/P training with the Future Team, running, fungoing, and technical training. If the results are good, they will be able to play in Futures League matches starting next week.”
Pitcher Yang Hyeon-jong rebounded from two consecutive losses and an early ejection in his start on the 13th with five innings of five-hit ball, six strikeouts and one run (unearned).
Coach Kim said, “Yang gave up a run in the first inning on an error, but after that, he pitched well. He has a game on Sunday, so I changed him right after the fifth inning. I believe he will pitch better in his next appearance.”
Meanwhile, KIA will face Kiwoom starter Choi Won-tae with a starting lineup of Ryu Ji-hyuk (third base), Choi Won-joon (first base), Socrates (center field), Choi Hyung-woo (designated hitter), Ko Jong-wook (left field), Lee Woo-sung (right field), Park Chan-ho (shortstop), Shin Beom-soo (catcher), and Kim Kyu-sung (second base). The KIA starting pitcher is Anderson.
Coach Kim said, “(Choi) Won-joon showed the style he showed before he joined the team yesterday. He has good contact speed to the center of the bat. He has quick feet. He did his job as a table-setter, hitting two singles. The rest of his batting was well timed. He will give us more opportunities in the middle order.”