June’s Lotte, Stronger Than Ever!…Hwang Sung-bin, Rex Lee, In-bok Lee, Son Sung-bin ‘Comeback’
The Lotte Giants, who are riding high on the momentum of the ‘Top 3’, will be harder and stronger in June. Injured players and military discharged players who have been the core of the first team will play in front of the fans in June. Lotte plans to continue its good run this season with a strengthened roster.
Lotte will open a three-game series against the LG Twins on June 30 at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul. Against LG, which is in first place by two games, Lotte aims to achieve a winning series based on its stable defense and solid offense. After the three-game ‘El Loco Rápido’ series against LG, Lotte will return home for a three-game weekend series against the KIA Tigers. Lotte has a golden opportunity to take home both box office and victories in the six-game series against LG and KIA, which is the “KBO League’s box office guarantee check.
For the game against LG on the 30th, Lotte will likely call up Hwang “Hwang Borgini” Seong-bin (25) to the first team roster. Hwang has been receiving treatment for an ankle injury sustained in the April 28 game against the Kiwoom Heroes at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan. On April 23, Hwang appeared in a Lotte Futures League (second team) game to get some game experience. Hwang traveled to Jamsil in Seoul on the 29th to join the first team squad. LOTTE head coach Larry Sutton will make a final decision on whether or not to add him to the first team after checking his physical condition before the game on the 30th.
Jack Rex (29), a key player in Lotte’s batting order, is also expected to make an appearance in the three-game series against KIA at Sajik Stadium from June 9-11. Rex was removed from the first team roster after suffering a torn right patellar tendon ligament on June 18 against the Hanwha Eagles. Rex has been a key part of Lotte’s center field batting lineup. The addition of Rex will give Lotte even more depth in their lineup.
Pitcher Lee In-bok (31) will also return to the first team soon after completing a lengthy rehabilitation process. Lee was a solid fifth starter for Lotte last season, posting nine wins. Lee underwent surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow in January and has been rehabbing ever since. Lee made his first appearance in the Futures League on April 27, pitching two innings of one-hit ball to signal his return to the first team.메이저사이트
Son Seong-bin (20), Lotte’s reliable future catcher, will also return to Lotte in June. He will be discharged from the military on June 12 and will join the Lotte Future Team at Sangdong Baseball Stadium in Gimhae on June 13. Son is a catcher who joined Lotte in 2021. He was a key hitter for the Sangmu this season, batting .333 (25-for-75) with one home run and 22 RBIs. He has excellent pitcher’s lead and throwing ability, making him a player who can be used in the field.