Samsung coach Park Jin-man “Lee Jung-hoo’s replacement? I hope Kim Hyeon-joon is selected for our team”

 “It’s better if our team players come and go.”

Park Jin-man, head coach of the Samsung Lions, said this and smiled. Due to the injury of Lee Jung-hoo (25, Kiwoom Heroes), a replacement player for the Asian Games baseball team was needed, and I hope that Kim Hyun-joon (21), who is being discussed as a candidate, will be on board.

Director Park talked about Kim Hyun-jun at a meeting with reporters ahead of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Kiwoom match held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 28th.

The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) announced the list of baseball teams for the Hangzhou Asian Games in June, but the possibility of change has increased. This is because Lee Jung-hoo recently suffered an injury to his left ankle and underwent surgery. The expected rehabilitation period was only three months, so participation in the Asian Games was virtually canceled.

Regarding this, coach Park said, “First of all, as a baseball player, Lee Jung-hoo’s injury is unfortunate and regrettable.”

Kim Hyun-joon, a left-handed left-handed outfielder who is in his third year as a pro, has a batting average of 0.313, 2 homers, 16 RBIs and 28 runs in 51 games this season. He is a center fielder and has a wide range of defense, so he can replace Lee Jung-hoo.

Director Park also said, “Recently, Ja-wook Koo has been scoring a lot of RBIs from chances, and thanks to Hyun-Jun Kim making a lot of on-base in front of him, there are opportunities.”

Kim Hyun-joon’s competitors include Lotte Yoon Dong-hee and Kim Min-seok. Both Yoon Dong-hee and Kim Min-seok are formidable candidates who are currently showing good performances in the first team.

Coach Park said, “I hope our team players come and go,” and “of course, without Kim Hyun-joon during the Asian Games, it would be negative for the team, but it would be of great help to Kim Hyun-jun as an individual.”꽁머니지급

Coach Park, who has experienced many international competitions as a player, said, “Wearing the Taegeuk mark gives you a sense of pride and upgrades in many ways. seems to be,” he said.

He smiled, saying, “Even if Kim Hyun-joon himself doesn’t show it, he seems to be greedy in his heart.”