LOTTE’s Jeong-Hoon returns to the first team after 42 days – starts, makes first appearance since LG traded Choi Seung-min
Lotte Giants veteran infielder Jung Hoon has returned to the first team roster after a 42-day absence.
Lotte recalled Jung-hoon to the first team ahead of a three-game weekend series against the KIA Tigers in Gwangju on April 28. Upon his return, Jung-hoon will bat seventh in the lineup and start at first base.
Jung-hoon left the game against the SSG Landers on March 16 due to side pain. After a medical examination, he was diagnosed with a side muscle tear. After rehabilitation, Jung-hoon returned to the first team without playing any Futures (second division) league games.
Jung-hoon has struggled this season, batting .214 with five RBIs and seven runs scored in 28 games. However, he could fill a weakness for a team that is weak against left-handed pitching, and he has plenty of experience at first base after Ko Seung-min was lost to injury.
Instead, outfielder Hwang Sung-bin, who has struggled to hit .167 in 37 games since May this season, has been recalled from the first team.스포츠토토
LG Twins pitcher Seung-min Choi joined the first team for the first time since being traded. The Twins made a one-for-one trade with the NC Dinos on April 18, sending pitcher Chae Ji-seon to the Twins for Choi Seung-min. LG manager Yeom Kyung-yeop plans to utilize Choi as a pinch-hitter because of his quick feet. Choi previously said, “The 100 meters is 11 seconds. I’m confident in my speed.” Instead, Song Chan-ui was sent down to the second team.