The Doosan Bears have a new face on their roster.
Kim Tae-geun (27, Doosan Bears) was selected by Doosan in the fifth round (49th overall) of the second round of the 2019 Rookie Draft after graduating from Bae Myung-Go and Konkuk University.
Kim’s best attribute is his quick feet, running the 100m in 11 seconds.
After appearing in nine games in his first year, recording one stolen base and two runs scored, he joined the Sangmu in 2020. After he was discharged from the military, he began to gain strength in his bat. In 2021, he played 78 games for the Sangsang, hitting .325 with a triple.
“Before I joined the army, I was only focused on running and hitting the ball. I thought a lot about how to turn my swing at the plate. I practised a lot to swing and run perfectly,” he explained.
Injuries hampered his progress, though, as he showed promise in spring training. After missing the start of the season with an adductor muscle injury, he didn’t make his first appearance with the first team until late July.
He was called up to the first team on 26 July 2022 and started in the middle of the order at number nine. In his first start, he recorded his first hit and first RBI in the same at-bat, hitting a timely double in his first at-bat.
His momentum carried him into the starting lineup on the 27th, where he went 1-for-3 with a double, a home run, and a walk. His performance at the plate seemed to set the stage for a move to the main roster, but an unexpected injury struck late in the game.
Kim complained of ankle pain while fielding in the eighth inning. A medical examination revealed a ruptured Achilles tendon, and he underwent surgery immediately.
After a long rehabilitation, he started playing in the Futures League in mid-May. In 30 games, he went 2-for-8 with one home run, four doubles and 12 RBIs, and he joined the first team training on the 19th to prepare for his call-up.카지노사이트
Kim will be registered in time for the three-game series against the Gwangju Kia Tigers. Doosan removed outfielder Yang Chan-yeol from the first team roster on the 18th. They also designated pitcher Lee Byung-heon for assignment on the 16th, and on the 20th, they recalled Raul Alcantara for the first game of the second half against KIA on the 21st.
Meanwhile, Kim In-tae, who injured his shoulder in a collision with a fielder while running in the Gwangju KIA game in April, has started training. Lee said, “There is no report on Kim In-tae yet. He’s doing some light tee-batting, but he still needs to pick up the pace. He is a very sincere player. He’s been training and running. If his shoulder gets better, he will be able to increase the intensity a little more.”