LG was on pace to threaten…KT’s flyer, 30-hold career set-up man on the operating table

KT Wiz, who is threatening the Yanggang structure of the LG Twins and SSG Landers, met another floating reef. This time, the player who had been expected as a ‘substitute selection’ was put on the operating table.

KT coach Lee Kang-cheol reported the surgery for right-handed pitcher Kim Min-soo (31) ahead of the match against Doosan Bears in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 16th.

Manager Lee Kang-chul said, 메이저사이트 “Kim Min-su broke his ankle and underwent surgery the day before yesterday (14th). They say he got injured while running during training.”

Kim Min-soo pitched in 56 games in 2021 and threw 58 innings, recording an average ERA of 2.95 with 4 wins, 2 losses and 11 holds. He rose to the position of a special set-up man.

But this year, the ordeal continues. Kim Min-soo, who was unable to join the opening roster due to a right shoulder injury, was able to make a comeback in the match against the Samsung Lions held at Daegu Samsung Lions Park on May 26th. However, in June, the average ERA reached 11.37 and was sluggish, and after the SSG match held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on June 13, the season average ERA soared to 9.00. Kim Min-soo, who appeared in 14 games this season, threw 13 innings and recorded an ERA of 6.92 with 1 loss and 3 holds without a win.

On the 24th of last month, KT canceled Kim Min-soo from the 1st team entry, and Kim Min-soo was preparing as an alternative starter in the 2nd team. Kim Min-soo, who came out as a starting pitcher in the Futures League match against the KIA Tigers held at Iksan Stadium on the 3rd, left 4 hits, 1 walk and 3 runs in 2 innings, and was about to join the substitute selection, but as he was on the operating table due to a sudden injury, KT A change in the plan of power became inevitable.

A KT official said, “Kim Min-soo suffered a fracture in his left ankle (outer peach bone) during Future Steam training at Iksan Stadium on the 10th. It will take longer,” he said. Therefore, it will be difficult for him to pitch in the remaining games this season.

Coach Lee Kang-cheol was struggling with alternative cards such as Kim Min-soo and Park Si-young in preparation for right-handed setup man Park Young-hyun to be selected as a national representative for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games in September. Park Young-hyun is a player who is performing outstandingly by throwing 55⅔innings in 52 games this year with 3 wins, 3 losses, 2 saves, 23 holds, and an average ERA of 2.91. He is a key relief resource for the KT bullpen pitching staff. However, Kim Min-soo is on the operating table and Park Si-young is also unable to recover her physical condition. Park Si-young, who underwent elbow surgery last year, has yet to record a first-team appearance this season.

If so, how will KT fill the void left by Park Young-hyeon in the national team? Coach Lee Kang-chul said, “I’ll tell you then who will fill Park Young-hyun’s vacant seat during the Asian Games. I’m thinking a lot.”

For KT, which has recently been on a tremendous rise, it can’t be anything but lightning. KT, which once fell to the bottom and struggled, showed a tremendous pace with 10 wins and 2 losses in August, jumped to 3rd place, and was emerging as a leading dark horse threatening 1st place LG and 2nd place SSG.

Kim Min-soo, a player who joined KT as a special nomination for a new team in the 2015 KBO Rookie Draft, celebrated his 9th year of professional debut this year. In 231 professional games, he threw 369 innings, going 20-21 with 46 holds and 6 saves, with an earned run average of 4.46.

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