The common April concern of the 10 KBO League clubs is ‘injury’. With more players than expected out of the line due to injuries, each club is trying to make up for it. It is evaluated that there are many injured in April this year.
The representative team is KIA. KIA currently has a lot of injuries on the field side. That’s all key. Na Seong-beom (34), the team’s key hitter and last year’s top hitter in the KIA, injured his left calf while playing in the World Baseball Classic (WBC). He could not participate in the exhibition game because the pain did not go away easily, but as a result of the examination, he was diagnosed with a sudden diagnosis that he would have to rest for up to 8 weeks due to calf muscle damage.
Kim Do-yeong (20), who was already the most anticipated 메이저사이트player in the KIA league as well as this year’s team, was scheduled to leave for at least 12 weeks after injuring his left foot while playing base at Incheon SSG on the 2nd. Kim Do-young posted a batting average of 0.500 in his first two games of the season, proving that his expectations for himself were not in vain this year. However, he is unable to play in the first half due to an unexpected injury.
At least, KIA was able to hold on because other players were doing their best in their positions. The representative player was outfielder Lee Chang-jin (32). Lee Chang-jin was leading the KIA batting line with a batting average of 0.391 and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.935 in six games of the season.
Although he doesn’t have many long hits, he provided the on-base necessary for the team’s batting line with accurate contact. His on-base percentage was a whopping 50%. KIA coach Kim Jong-guk appointed Lee Chang-jin as the leadoff against Hanwha in Gwangju on the 11th, and acknowledged that he was the hitter with the best batting feeling. Manager Kim expressed his belief, “Lee Chang-jin is a hitter who doesn’t have much ups and downs. He has a good hitting talent. I think he is a player who always maintains his average.”
However, even Lee Chang-jin injured his left forearm while going to third base during a run on the 11th. It’s not a big injury, but he needs to rest for 2-3 days before deciding whether to play or not. A sigh comes out for KIA, which is already lacking in players.
Lee Woo-sung, who started in place of Lee Chang-jin, recorded two RBIs and timely hits against Hanwha in Gwangju on the 12th, and the gums’ baseball game continues. However, I can’t last with this power forever. In particular, if even one more injured player comes out on the field lineup, it will not be easy to even make a starting lineup. Injury management has emerged as the most important topic for KIA.