Thursday Sep 28, 2023

KIA finally gets Na Sung-bum-Kim back…SSG expels ace McCarty

KIA finally welcomes back Na Seong-beom and Kim Do-young…SSG waives ace McCarty The long wait for the KIA Tigers is over. The ‘nucleus’ of the batting line-up, Na Sung-beom (34), and top prospect Kim Do-young (20), have been added to the first team roster. SSG Landers and Kiwoom Heroes, on the other hand, will be without key foreign players, while NC will suffer from the departure of one of its starters바카라사이트.

KIA added Na Sung-beom and Kim Do-young to its first-team roster ahead of its 2023 KBO League regular season home game on the 23rd at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field. To make room for the two, outfielder Park Jung-woo and infielder Choi Jeong-yong were dropped from the first team roster.

This is the first time this season that Na has made the first team roster. Previously named to the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) squad in March, Na felt pain in his left calf and was diagnosed with a muscle injury that kept him out of action for his club, KIA. April and May went by without a trial game, and it wasn’t until the 23rd of June, more than two-thirds of the way through, that he was finally registered with the first team and made his debut in front of the fans.

Kim sprained his left ankle while running to third base on 2 April against Incheon SSG. He was expected by fans for his performance in the exhibition game for the second consecutive year, but it turned out to be a metatarsal fracture, and it took him two and a half months to recover and return to the first team.

The two batters have already completed their rehabilitation and have been playing in the Futures (second division) league since the 20th of this month. In three games, Na batted .444 (4-for-9) with one home run and two RBIs, with three of his four hits being long balls, proving his consistent power. She hit one home run, one double and one triple. Kim Do-young also batted .600 (6-for-10) with two home runs and three RBIs in the three games. After losing back-to-back games against the Hanwha Eagles on the 21st and 22nd of this month to drop to eighth place in the season, KIA will look to turn things around with the addition of the duo.

The NC Dinos have been dealing with a string of injuries to their starting line-up. Side arm starter Lee Jae-hak suffered a metatarsal fracture. Lee Jae-hak started against the LG Twins on the 22nd and was hit in the left foot by Moon Bo-kyung’s grounder in the top of the third inning. He continued to pitch until the fifth inning, but the diagnosis after the game was a metatarsal fracture.

It’s an emergency for NC. NC had previously lost Koo Chang-mo and Eric Peddie to back-to-back injuries, and on the 20th against LG Electronics, Choi Sung-young suffered an orbital fracture after being hit in the face by Moon Bo-kyung. Peddie is expected to join the team soon, but with Lee Jae-hak out of the picture, the outfield spot is once again vacant. NC added outfielder Kwon Hee-dong to the first team roster in place of Lee Jae-hak.

Kiwoom and SSG have lost foreign players. Kiwoom finally dropped foreign batsman Edison Russell from the first team roster after he missed his last five games with a sore wrist. SSG cancelled left-handed foreign ace Kirk McCarty. McCarty picked up his seventh win of the season with a six-inning, two-run shutout against the Jamsil Doosan Bears a day earlier (22nd), but only threw 87 pitches. He complained of left forearm pain in the sixth inning, and while there was nothing wrong with it, it turned out to be inflammation and was cancelled. There is no timetable for his return. McCarty’s move down to the first team will be filled by captain Han Yu-seom. He will be added to the first team roster one day later on the 24th.


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