Lotte Giants pitcher Bae Young-bin (23) was found to have been driving under the influence of alcohol and the club did not inform him.
“We learned that Bae Young-bin drove drunk last Saturday and immediately reported it to the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) Clean Baseball Center,” Lotte said on Thursday.
Bae Young-bin drank alcohol in his Seoul home late last month. He was caught in a police crackdown when he pulled out of his car parked in an alley and onto a main road after calling a substitute driver. His blood alcohol level was at a level that would have resulted in a license revocation.
A Lotte representative said, “Bae Young-bin did not inform the club of his DUI even after he was investigated by the police,” adding, “The club will hold its own disciplinary committee on the 16th.”
The KBO, which received the news of Bae Young-bin’s DUI, is conducting an investigation into the matter. 바카라사이트 It plans to convene a punishment committee soon to determine the level of discipline.
The KBO has strong sanctions for drunk driving.
First-time offenders face a one-year disqualification and a 70-game suspension if their license is revoked.
A second DUI will result in a five-year disqualification, and a third or subsequent DUI will result in a permanent disqualification, which means being banned from the KBO.
Bae, who graduated from Seoul High and Hongik University, signed a developmental player contract with Lotte this year and was converted to an official player.
He appeared in 18 regular-season games, batting .313 (16-for-5) with two doubles, one triple and two runs scored.