SSG coach Kim Won-hyung said ahead of the 2023 Shinhan Bank Sol KBO League Doosan Bears game at Jamsil Stadium on the 26th, “I couldn’t do it today because I was late, but I plan to exclude Shin-soo Choo from the first team entry before the game on the 27th.”
“Choo Shin-soo’s ankle has not fully recovered, so the feeling of hitting is hardly coming up. He said he needed time to recover, and I had the same thought.”Choo Shin-soo sprained his ankle while running base against the Hanwha Eagles on the 12th. Choo Shin-soo, who was not excluded from the first-team entry at the time, took a break without playing for six days. After appearing as a pinch hitter against the Lotte Giants on the 19th and 20th, he returned to the starting lineup against the LG Twins on the 23rd.
However, after the injury, it seemed that the feeling of hitting had drastically decreased. In the 3rd home game against LG on the 23rd and 25th, he was silent with no hits in 10 at-bats.
Director Kim said, “It was a little difficult for myself. It would not be easy to ask for it directly, but Choo Shin-soo said he needed time to reorganize.”
Choo Shin-soo said, “I should be helpful to the team, but I can’t. I was thinking about it a week ago, but my ankle was also injured.” Even if you get on base, you’re not in a state where you can go one more base. He is not even in a situation where he can help with a blow.”
The date of his return to the first team is undecided. Director Kim thinks that it can take more than 10 days.
Director Kim said, “First, the ankle must be completely healed. After training with the Futures (2nd team) team, the process of playing in the Futures League is also necessary,” he said.
Choo Shin-soo also agreed, saying, “I plan to focus only on recovery without doing baseball-related training for about 3 to 4 days.”
On the 27th, SSG plans to register Choi Jun-woo, who can be used as a substitute for Choo Shin-soo.
On this day, SSG excluded rookie right-handed pitcher Song Young-jin from the first-team entry.
Despite being a rookie, Song Young-jin, who succeeded in getting on the opening roster, succeeded in making a mark in a game in which he pitched with the bullpen, and started as a starter from the middle of last month.
On the 14th of last month, he pitched 5 scoreless innings against KT Wiz and earned his first win in his debut.
However, this month it has been somewhat shaken. In particular, against LG on the 25th, he took 6 hits, including a home run, in 2 innings, gave up 3 walks, and collapsed with 6 runs.
Coach Kim said, “Song Young-jin has a good pitch, but when he started with the bullpen at the beginning of the season, he pitched well in his first start. However, he showed ups and downs because he tried to be too good,” he said. He seems to have to find the cause, so he was sent to the 2nd Army.”
It is undecided who will fill the vacancy created by Song Young-jin’s second army.
Manager Kim said, “As for the rotation, Song Young-jin should go to the Samsung Lions on the 31st. He added that there was a rain forecast on the 28th, so no decision was made.”
Instead of Song Young-jin, Lee Kun-wook was listed in the first team entry. It is a call-up to compensate for the high consumption of the bullpen on the 24th and 25th.
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