SSG has removed three veterans from the first team. They are Han Yoo-seom (34), Lee Jae-won (35), and Lim Jun-seop (34). Each has their own reasons.
SSG named pitcher Kirk McCarty and catcher Cho Hyung-woo-Jeong to the first team ahead of the second game of a three-game midweek series against Samsung in the 2023 KBO regular season at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on Saturday.
McCarty was expected to start the game, so it was a no-brainer. The catcher spot was filled with young blood. As some players moved up, others moved down. Outfielder Han Yoo-seom, catcher Lee Jae-won, and pitcher Lim Jun-seop.
Coach Kim Won-hyung said, “Han Yoo-seom needs to keep playing for the Futures. It’s not easy for him to start when he’s here. We want to keep him playing in the second team.”
“It’s time for Lee Jae-won to take a break. It’s also time to bring up Cho Hyung-woo. Im Jun-seop was dropped to make way for McCarty.”
Han Yoo-seom has been in an extreme slump this season. In 61 games, he’s batting .184 with two home runs, 22 RBIs, and a .528 OPS. It’s no exaggeration to say that this is his worst season since his debut.
It’s hard to get playing time in the first team. I sent him down to the Futures to get some consistent playing time and get his feel back. He needs it.
Lim has a 4.18 ERA in 27 games this season with 23.2 innings pitched, three holds, and a 4.18 ERA. He was released by Hanwha after last season and picked up by SSG. He makes 40 million won per year.
Through June, he had an ERA of 2.86. In July, he struggled a bit. His last outing wasn’t good either, giving up one run in 0.1 innings. One out is not a bad thing.
Manager Kim Won-hyung said, “He’s been too good, and I thought it was time for him to go down. We have four left-handed pitchers in our bullpen. He hasn’t been performing well lately. I always think about it when I send him down. I really appreciate him. He’ll make adjustments and come back up.”토스카지노
As for Lee, he is batting just .077 in 20 games this season. He dreams of a comeback, but it’s not going to be easy. The SSG has a young catcher named Cho Hyung-woo to develop. Lee Jae-won was forced to step aside for a while.
Meanwhile, manager Kim Won-hyung said about Jeon Jeon-won’s registration, “If the starting pitcher is registered on Saturday (29th), he will probably be left out. Even though it’s only three days, it will be an experience to be in the first team.”