LG’s pitcher has a chance

KT Wiz’s Lee Chae-ho (26) was unable to complete his second spring training due to injury. Sung Jae-heon (26) from the LG Twins got a chance to showcase himself.

Lee was the fifth pitcher on the team to pitch in relief in an exhibition game against the KIA Tigers at the Kin Stadium in Okinawa on April 26. He injured his ankle while fielding, and was sent home on the 27th.

A KT official said, “We will monitor his condition and have a hospital checkup,” adding, 카지노사이트 “It’s not a serious injury. It’s an ankle sprain, but since it’s the Okinawa camp where we have to play actual games, we let him return home for rest.”

Lee was selected by the SK Wyverns (now SSG Landers) in the sixth round (55th overall) of the 2018 rookie draft.

He made his first appearance in the first team in 2021, posting a 7.20 ERA over five innings in three games, before being traded to KT in May 2022 in exchange for Jung Sung-gon.

At the time, KT general manager Nado Hyun said, “Due to the composition of our pitching staff, we needed a military side-arm pitcher who could be utilized in the first team, so we made the trade with SSG because our interests were in line. If he adapts well to the first team, we expect him to strengthen our bullpen and expand our options.”

Lee had a turning point in his baseball career with KT. In his first year, he went 5-0 with a 2.95 ERA in 38 games. Lee’s arrival was the perfect solution to KT’s left-handed pitching woes.

Last year, Lee had a somewhat disappointing season. He finished the season with a 6.93 ERA in 25 games with one loss and one save.

This season, Lee is competing for the starting job.

KT has finalized a four-man rotation of William Cuevas, Wes Benjamin, Young-pyo Ko, and Sang-baek Am. That’s the spot that eventually belongs to Choi Soo-joon, but he underwent elbow surgery last year and won’t be able to contribute to the team until June.

KT coach Lee Kang-cheol has named Lee Chae-ho and Kim Min-sang-hyun as his top candidates for the fifth spot. Lee was said to have improved his fastball and changeup. However, an ankle injury forced him to take a break.

With Lee’s midseason return, KT invited left-hander Sung Jae-heon, 27, to join the Okinawa camp.

Sung joined LG in the eighth round (73rd overall) of the second round of the 2020 KBO Draft and posted a 4.15 ERA in four appearances in his first year.

He was released by LG after last season, but passed the KT tryout and was able to continue his active career.

After joining the camp, 메이저 토토사이트 he immediately started playing in practice games. On July 28, he pitched in relief against the Hanwha Eagles at Gochinda Stadium and allowed one run (unearned) on two hits in one inning.

It was a chance for Sung to get his eye on the ball, and for KT to get another look at one of their left-handed pitchers.

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