“I’ve improved a lot thanks to the good management in the training part”. This is what Samsung Lions infielder Lee Jae-hyun, who underwent surgery on his left shoulder in October last year, said when asked about his current physical condition.
“The hospital is positive that I’m recovering well,” Lee said at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu before leaving for Incheon International Airport at dawn on the 31st. When I go to the Okinawa Futures spring training camp in Japan, I will consult with the training department and start technical training little by little without overdoing it.”
Park Jin-man said, “Lee Jae-hyun was expected to return in May, but his recovery was faster than expected. However, we will not put him in the opening lineup.” 카지노사이트 Lee Jae-hyun also emphasized the importance of direction over speed, saying, “I can’t come back when I’m not ready. I will come back in perfect shape.”
In 143 games last year as the starting shortstop
Lee batted .244 (114-for-458) with 12 home runs, 60 RBI, 61 runs scored and five stolen bases. He recorded his first triple-digit hits and double-digit home runs in his rookie season and followed that up with a hot month of August, batting .357 (20-for-56) with three home runs and 12 RBIs.
With his clear growth, Lee Jae-hyun’s value was recognized when the team re-signed him for 140 million won, a 133.3 percent increase from last year’s 60 million won salary. However, Lee humbled himself, saying, “I’m still a player without a place. I have nothing to show for it,” and then added, “I played full-time for the first time last year, but I still don’t have a place. I need to get healthy and compete as soon as possible.”
Samsung, which finished eighth last year, focused on strengthening its lineup in the offseason. It acquired Kim Jae-yoon and Lim Chang-min in free agency and brought in Choi Sung-hoon and Yang Hyun through the second round of the draft. 바카라사이트 They were able to retain internal free agents Oh Seung-hwan and Kim Dae-woo. With more depth on the mound, the team was able to make a push for the postseason.
Lee Jae-hyun, who hasn’t experienced the fall stage since his professional debut, said, “It would be great to reach the postseason, but I’m not satisfied with participating in fall baseball, I want to fulfill my dream of winning a championship.”
He also expressed his regret at having to part ways with Jose Pirela, his teammate until last year. “He was a really good teammate and older brother, and it’s too bad we can’t be together anymore,” Lee said, promising to be a player who gives his all on the field by imitating Pirela’s fighting spirit.”