“We are not in a position to take measures such as exclusion from the roster”
KT Wiz named its starting lineup for the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against the Doosan Bears at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on Sunday as Kim Min-hyuk (right fielder), Bae Jeong-dae (center fielder), Anthony Alford (left fielder), Jang Sung-woo (catcher), Moon Sang-chul (designated hitter), Lee Ho-yeon (second baseman), Kim Sang-soo (shortstop), Oh Yoon-seok (first baseman), and Jang Jun-won (third baseman). The starting pitcher is Wes Benjamin.
Choi was named to the starting lineup without any action after his recent bullying controversy. On his Instagram page, he wrote, “I participated in a training camp in Taiwan in 2012 when I was a sophomore at Seongnam High School. At the time, there was a group huddle led by the third-year seniors, and I, the second-year captain, gave the first-year juniors a huddle. I hit them three times on the buttocks with a bat. After the pep rally, I apologized to the underclassmen and there were no further incidents of assault or name-calling,” he said of his high school pep rally.
“We sincerely reflected and regretted uncritically accepting the bad customs that had been passed down in the athletic department,” the apologizing squad said. “We initially tried to respond to the poster’s apology and compensation request as much as possible, but we were unable to reach an agreement, and we will contact the party through our representative in the future,” the squad explained the current situation.토토사이트
In a pregame interview, Lee Kang-cheol said, “The team is not in a position to take action such as excluding players from the roster. I understand that the KBO has also responded to the informant who claimed school violence, saying that it is not a matter for disciplinary action,” Lee said, emphasizing that the squad will continue to play.
A KT representative said, “We are working to apologize and reach a settlement with the junior who was kicked. He also explained that he did not personally harass the junior, but was forced to do so due to the atmosphere of the athletic department at the time. We are trying to reach an agreement with him, so please be patient.”
In 55 games this season, Bae is batting .285 (47-for-165) with one home run, 24 RBI, 29 runs scored, six doubles and a .699 OPS. In his last 16 games, he hit his first home run of the season, going 1-for-3 with a double, home run, two RBIs and one run scored.