‘Elbow injury → release → KT transfer’ 28-year-old finesse pitcher, reverse fight in exhibition game “Healthy this year”

KT Wiz Jo Yi-hyeon (28) showed impressive pitching in the first appearance of the demonstration game.

On the 13th, Cho Ei-hyun started in an exhibition game against Kiwoom Heroes of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, recording 3 hits, 4 strikeouts and 1 run in 3 innings. KT won 2-1 come-from-behind.

Cho Yi-hyeon, who could not throw a single game in the first team due to an injury last season, was released from SSG in November last year, but moved to KT and seized a new opportunity. In this game, he got a chance to start as a starting pitcher from the first game of his demonstration game. Although he allowed runs, he blocked Kiwoom’s batting line well until the 3rd inning, paving the way for a come-from-behind victory.토토사이트

In an interview after the game, Cho Yi-hyeon said, “Today, I tried to throw as I thought. From camp, he wanted to focus more on control than speed. I am usually confident in my fast tempo and control, but I was satisfied with the first game today. Maybe it’s because I didn’t throw a lot last year, so my speed doesn’t come up easily, but overall, I felt good. Still, rather than being nervous, it was fun to play at the baseball field after a long time,” he said.

Cho Yi-hyun, who recorded 40 pitches, threw two-seam (12 pitches) – fastball (11 pitches) – fork (10 pitches) – slider (5 pitches) – curve (2 pitches). His highest fastball velocity was 140 km/h. His fastball average velocity was 137 km.

Cho Yi-hyeon said, “Compared to last year, my elbow condition is fine and I like that I can throw my ball again. Rather than being greedy for a starting pitcher, I want to spend a really healthy season this year,” he said, reaffirming his determination to face this season.

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