I showed my strength, but my body couldn’t stand it. Uta big bat Lee Jae-won (24), whom LG expects a lot, has been canceled due to injury. LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop, who had high hopes for Lee Jae-won, also sighed.
LG canceled Lee Jae-won and Lee Ji-gang from the first team ahead of the Incheon SSG game on the 25th. Instead, Lee Joo-hyung and Lee Woo-chan were registered in the first team. Lee Jae-won’s 1st team erasure is a fatal blow. Lee Jae-won played against Incheon SSG on the 24th, but was replaced during the game due to a pulling symptom in his left thigh.안전놀이터
He initially said that during the game, he was for player protection, and there were no plans for a hospital check-up. However, the pain continued after the game, and as a result of undergoing an MRI scan, micro damage to his muscles was found.
It was Lee Jae-won who fired a two-run gun in the second inning, trailing 0-4. It was a ball with a launch angle of 40 degrees, but he showed off his superpowers by passing it over with force. But after that it’s an injury. Lee Jae-won did not start the season properly due to overlapping injuries such as his side and back. After his rehabilitation, he came up to the first team and hit a home run with a batting speed of more than 170 km, inflating expectations, but the injury blocked Lee Jae-won’s path again.
Lee Jae-won had a batting average of 0.270, 3 home runs, 10 RBIs and an OPS of 0.925 in 15 games with the first team this season. Although the LG outfield player base is good, Lee Jae-won’s loss of power is painful in that he has a differentiated advantage. The club’s plan to raise Lee Jae-won as the next-generation fourth hitter also met a reef.
LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop expressed concern that it could take more than two weeks to recover, even 20 days at the longest, saying, “I think (muscles) came up while I was chasing yesterday (foul hit) to defend.” Coach Yeom’s season plan was also twisted once again.
▲ Lee Jae-won’s departure is twisting LG’s season plan ⓒ Reporter Kwak Hye-mi
Meanwhile, Lee Jae-won was replaced by Lee Joo-hyung, who was doing well in the Futures League. Lee Joo-hyung, LG’s second round nominee in 2020, has a batting average of 0.352, 2 home runs and 11 RBIs in 24 Futures League games this year. He has utility in right-handed, left-handed, infielder, pinch hitter, and runner-up.
Prior to the Incheon SSG game on the 25th, LG had Hong Chang-gi (right fielder) – Moon Seong-joo (designated hitter) – Kim Hyun-soo (left fielder) – Austin (1st baseman) – Oh Ji-hwan (shortstop) – Moon Bo-gyeong (3rd baseman) – Park Dong-won (catcher) – Park Hae-min (center fielder). )-Shin Min-jae (2nd baseman), the batting order was drawn.
Lee Ji-gang’s replacement will be taken by Lee Min-ho, who has recovered from an elbow injury. Lee Min-ho is scheduled to start on the 30th and is expected to digest about 80 pitches. If it is thrown on Tuesday, it usually starts on Sunday, but coach Yeom reserved, saying, “I will decide after seeing the situation.”