MLB COM”JUNG-HOO LEE’S POSTING PLANS UNCHANGED DESPITE ANKLE SURGERY”, the official website of Major League Baseball (MLB), shed light on Lee Jung-hoo (Kiwoom Heroes), who recently underwent ankle surgery.”Kiwoom and Lee Jung-hoo are not changing their MLB posting (sealed bid) plans because of the ankle surgery,” reported on Nov. 11, citing Yonhap reporter Yoo Ji-ho. The local media has been paying close attention to Lee’s progress, as he had previously announced his intention to play in the MLB in 2024. “Lee, who turns 25 this month (on his birthday), is a center fielder with excellent contact ability,” said, “He was named the KBO League Most Valuable Player (MVP) last year and batted .429 in four games at the 2023 World Baseball Classic.” “He played 85 games for Kiwoom this season, posting an OPS (on-base percentage) of 0.863.” “His father, Lee Jong-bum, is a Korean baseball icon,” he also analyzed Lee’s performance and potential in an article titled “Lee could be the next MLB free agent to shake up the free agent market” last December .Lee felt pain in his left ankle while fielding against the Lotte Giants at Sajik Stadium in Busan last month and underwent surgery to 스포츠토토링크 suture the ligament on the 27th.His recovery is expected to take about three months, effectively canceling his participation in the Hangzhou Asian Games in September and his return to the regular season.

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