On a baseball-free Monday, seven teams made changes to their first-team rosters.
The Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) announced the first-team roster additions and deletions on Wednesday. No new players were added to the roster, while a total of 10 players were demoted to the second team.
The most notable names are SSG Landers infielders Kim Sung-hyun and Ha Jae-hoon. According to the SSG organization, the reason for both players’ expungement is “injury.
“Kim Sung-hyun experienced pain during batting practice on the 10th, and as a result of an examination today (12th), he was diagnosed with a micro-injury to his intercostal muscle and is expected to take about two weeks to return,” said an SSG team official. “Ha Jae-hoon experienced pain in his left thumb while attempting to steal a base in the sixth inning against the Changwon NC Dinos on the 11th, and as a result of an examination today, he was diagnosed with an avulsion fracture and will be reexamined in two weeks. We will know exactly when he will be able to return after the examination.”
It’s unfortunate for SSG to lose both players, as they are vital to the team. Kim was batting .245 with 23 home runs, eight RBIs, and a .606 OPS in 43 games and 94 at-bats this season, while Ha Jae-hoon, who was promoted to the first team for the first time last month, was hitting .342 with 13 home runs, two doubles, seven RBIs, and a 1.024 OPS in 14 games and 38 at-bats.
The Doosan Bears removed pitcher Kim Myung-shin and outfielder Song Seung-hwan from the first team roster. Kim Myung-shin is dealing with left back bursitis, which is not a major injury, but he was sent down to the second team to protect him. Doosan’s plan is to rest him and then check his condition with a pitching schedule.
The Hanwha Eagles activated pitcher Jang Min-jae and outfielder Eui-beom from the first team roster.
Jang has struggled in his last three games in a row. On May 31 against the Kiwoom Heroes in Daejeon, he gave up 10 runs (nine earned) in five innings, and on June 6 against Doosan in Jamsil, he gave up four runs in 3⅓ innings. In his most recent start, against the LG Twins in Daejeon on June 11, he gave himself time to regroup after giving up four runs (unearned) on three hits and one walk in one inning.메이저놀이터
Pitcher Chae Ji-seon (LG), infielder Hong Jong-pyo (KIA Tigers), and outfielders Park Young-bin (NC) and Kim Sang-min (Samsung Lions) were also sent to the second team.