SSG Landers veteran outfielder Kim Kang-min (41) went down to the second team again after three days due to a calf injury.
Prior to the match against the Hanwha Eagles at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 12th, SSG excluded Kang-Min Kim from the first-team entry and registered rookie pitcher Ro-Woon Lee.
The reason for Kim Kang-min’s entry exclusion is injury.
Kim Kang-min played against the KIA Tigers in Gwangju the previous day (11th) and was replaced at the end of the 6th inning due to left calf pain. As a result of the examination, a diagnosis of microscopic damage to the calf came out.
After being excluded from the first team entry on the 28th of last month due to back pain, Kim Kang-min, who returned on the 9th, had to vacate his seat again due to injury
. In the 10th game, he hit a wedge solo home run in the top of the 8th inning with a close 4-3 lead. SSG won 5-3. After the game, he said, “I feel good. The team’s performance was not good today, so if we lost, it seemed like it would lead to a losing streak. It’s good that we won.”
As such, Kim Kang-min, as a veteran, showed outstanding performance in an important situation. He acted as a solver in a crucial situation in the Korean Series last year and won the MVP award as the oldest player in the series.
While serving as a backup this season, he showed good performance with a batting average of 0.367 (11 hits in 30 at-bats) and an OPS of 1.026. Recently, with Guillermo Heredia and Choi Ji-hoon missing, the offense and defense performance has been outstanding. 안전놀이터
However, shortly after returning to the first team, he injured his calf and left. The timing of his return is undecided. SSG Landers coach Kim Won-hyung said, “Fortunately, it’s not a big damage. But I think I’ll have to see it for about three weeks because I’m old.”
Heredia, who injured his palm, returned as the number 4 hitter against Hanwha on the 12th, and Choi Ji-hoon started to check his condition while participating in the Futures League match against Sangmu on the 12th.
Recently, as the bullpen input increased in the game of Park Bing, Lee Ro-un was registered and the waistline was strengthened.