“I want to register for the first team right away, but”
Doosan Bears manager Lee Seung-yeop
returns to the dugout after protesting against the video review in the ninth inning of the baseball game between the Lotte Giants and the Doosan Bears during the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Songpa-gu, 토토사이트 Seoul, on July 26.
Doosan Bears manager Lee Seung-yeop, whose team is in danger of collapsing to a five-game losing streak, has been cautious about the timing of the long-awaited return of catcher Yang Yang-ji.
“Yang-ji will undergo a medical examination tomorrow (Nov. 18),” Lee told reporters before the team’s home game against the KT Wiz in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on Sunday.
Doosan lost its fourth straight game on Saturday with a 2-5 loss to KT. With 49 points, Doosan is facing a five-game winless streak and the threat of falling to the bottom of the table.
For Lee and Doosan, Yang’s absence will be missed.
Yang, who had been the centerpiece of the lineup with a .323 batting average, nine home runs, 44 RBIs, and a .906 OPS in 87 games this season, 스포츠토토 was placed on the disabled list on Aug. 8 with a side injury.
Yang’s absence loosened the batting order, and the team struggled at the plate during a four-game losing streak, scoring just six runs.
After resting for 10 days, Yang will undergo a checkup at the hospital on the 18th and will decide his future schedule based on the results.
“If everything is fine, I’d like to sign him up right away, but I’m cautious because there’s still a little pain in his side, and he hasn’t played for more than 10 days. After the checkup, I will talk to the player directly and set a schedule.”
Doosan, which is looking to end its losing streak, will start foreign pitcher Brandon Waddell. Brandon, who pitched a seven-inning no-hitter against KT on May 5, will take the mound with a lot of responsibility.
“Catcher Jang Seung-hyun will be under more pressure than Brandon,” Lee said, “The pitcher throws the ball, but in the end, it’s the catcher who leads, so I hope he does his job well.”
Doosan’s starting lineup is Jung Soo-bin (center field), Kim Jae-ho (shortstop), Jose Rojas (left field), Yang Seok-hwan (first base), Kim Jae-hwan (designated hitter), Kang Seung-ho (second base), Kim Dae-kim (right field), Jang Seung-hyun (catcher), 스포츠토토맨 and Heo Kyung-min (third base).