The Korea Baseball Softball Association (KBSA) Performance Improvement Committee and the KBO Power Enhancement Committee confirmed the replacement of two of the 24 members of the Hangzhou Asian Games baseball team on the 21st (Thursday) who are in the stage of recovering from injuries or injuries but are deemed difficult to show normal performance during the tournament.
Koo Chang-mo threw five balls and voluntarily left the mound against the LG Twins on June 2. At that time, pain occurred in the arm, and as a result of the hospital examination, he was diagnosed with micro-damage of the flexor muscle in the forearm. An additional examination afterwards revealed ulnar fatigue fracture. 바카라
Although he left due to injury, he was named in the final list of the Asian Games national team, which opens on the 23rd. The KBO Power Enhancement Committee judged that if Koo Chang-mo shakes off his injury, he will be able to play well in the national team.
Koo Chang-mo then pitched in the Futures League game against KT Wiz at Iksan Baseball Stadium on the 19th and recorded one hit, two strikeouts and no runs in two innings. In his first real game immediately after the injury, he showed a perfect pitch with 145km of ball speed.
At the time, Koo Chang-mo said, “I took the mound in an official game after a long time, and I felt good overall,” adding, “I’m happy to finish the given inning neatly without worrying about my physical condition.”
“The fastball was good, and I didn’t throw a lot, but the breaking ball was also satisfactory,” he said. “I was nervous on the mound, but I finished well with a good lead from catcher Shin Yong-seok.”
In particular, Ryu Joong-il, head coach of the national team, and Cho Gye-hyun, chairman of the power enhancement committee, visited the baseball stadium in person and watched Koo Chang-mo’s pitch at the site.
KBO Power Reinforcement Committee (Chairman Cho Gye-hyun) said on the 21st, “The national team coach Ryu Joong-il and the coaching staff checked the performance of players who have been injured, rehabilitated and recovering immediately after the announcement of the 24 national team members of the Hangzhou Asian Games baseball team on June 9 (Friday),” adding, “We finally decided that Kiwoom Lee Jung-hoo and NC Koo Chang-mo needed to be replaced.”
Lee Jung-hoo was also quickly decided to replace him as he was placed on the operating table due to a left ankle injury in July.
The players will be replaced by Samsung’s Kim Sung-yoon (outfielder) and NC’s Kim Young-kyu (pitcher), respectively, through the Korea Baseball Softball Association’s Performance Improvement Committee.
Kim Sung-yoon is showing excellent performance in 96 games this season, with a batting average of 0.314 18 steals and an OPS of 0.757. In particular, it is a resource that can compensate for the weaknesses of the national team, which lacks professional outfielders, because you can see all outfield positions, including center fielders. In addition, in the short-term match, players with fast feet and sophisticated batting skills like Kim Sung-yoon were often active.
Kim Young-kyu, who is playing as a key bullpen for NC’s left-hander, is posting a 3.34 ERA in 59 games this season. It is expected that the national team will also play the role of a must-win group that NC has played.
In addition to the replacement of the two players in the future, the KBO Power Reinforcement Committee plans to closely examine their physical conditions and replace them additionally if they believe their performance has deteriorated due to injuries among other representative players.
Meanwhile, the Hangzhou Asian Games baseball team will begin its first training session at Gocheok Sky Dome on the 23rd (Saturday) of this month and depart for Hangzhou on the 28th (Thursday).