Rookie of the Year ace delays return by another month

The return of So Min-joon (22-KT Wiz) will be delayed for another month.

KT head coach Lee Kang-cheol talked about his plans for the pitcher’s return ahead of the team’s exhibition game against the Hanwha Eagles at Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon on Friday.

Joining KT as the first overall pick in the 2020 rookie draft, Choi was named Rookie of the Year after going 13-6 with a 3.86 ERA in 26 games in his first year. The following year, he slumped to 7-7 with a 4.16 ERA in 24 games, but in 2022, he again emerged as an ace with a 13-6 record and 3.05 ERA in 27 games.

After starting three games last year, he was lost for the season in May after undergoing Tommy John surgery to reconstruct ligaments in his elbow. After completing his rehabilitation, 카지노사이트 he has been working with the first team during exhibition games to get in shape. He also threw half pitches on the last 14 days and is starting to get stronger.

He was not expected to be ready or able to return until June.

However, he is determined to return in a more complete state.

“Normally, it would be June,” Lee said, “but I don’t want to rush it. “If you listen to athletes who have rehabilitated, they say it’s good to take a break when things are going well, and Hyun-jin (Ryu) is one of them. He said that if you rest once when it’s perfect, you can continue without any after-effects.”

KT currently has William Cuevas, Wes Benjamin, and Ko Young-pyo at center back. Won Sang-hyun and Kim Min-min will compete for the fifth spot,

Lee said, “I’m trying to go for the best possible side. I don’t think it will be a big deal to wait another month as we rotate the starters for the fifth spot. I’m also thinking about So Min-joon’s return in July.”

Lee continued, “I also told Hyung Joon-yi not to rush. He’s already out, and it won’t make a difference if he takes another month to come back.”

Meanwhile, 토토사이트 the team has also made changes to its starting five. ‘Rookie’ Won Sang-hyun was scheduled to pitch against Suwon KIA on the 17th, but was moved up a day to the 16th. There was a rain forecast for the 17th.

Lee said, “Even though the rain forecast was canceled, I didn’t want him to be unable to pitch, so I changed it to the 16th. That’s the day Cuevas is coming out, so I put him after him.” Cuevas is scheduled to pitch in the opening game against the Samsung Lions on the 23rd.

“They told me that Cuevas might feel comfortable going out after six days of rest, and (Kim) Min-i needs to be ready, so if it doesn’t rain on Sunday, he’ll start,” Lee explained.

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