The KIA Tigers have received reinforcements. Outfielder Na Seong-beom and infielder Kim Do-young have been added to the first team roster after returning from injury.
The KIA Tigers made changes to their first-team roster ahead of their home game against the KT Wiz of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at KIA Champions Field in Gwangju on the 23rd. The club called up Na Sung-bum and Kim Do-young, while demoting infielder Choi Jeong-yong and outfielder Park Jung-woo to the second team토스카지노.
Na hasn’t played a game since the start of the season due to a micro-tear in his left calf muscle, while Kim Do-young, who was diagnosed with a fractured left metatarsal (fifth toe) during a home game against SSG Landers on 2 April, has had to focus on recovery and rehabilitation for over two months.
KIA survived the first half of the season without the two players and continued to compete in the standings thanks to the performances of their main batsmen, Choi Hyung-woo and Socrates Brito. However, as time went on, the absence of their main batsmen became apparent and they hit their limits.
In particular, KIA ended a three-game midweek series against the Hanwha Eagles with one win and two losses, dropping the team to eighth place. In the 22nd game, they failed to score a single run against the Hanwha Mound, falling to a 0-1 defeat. The team needed a clear positive from the batting line-up. That’s why Na Sung-beom and Kim Do-young were called up to the first team less than a week after playing in the Futures League.
After a successful rehabilitation process, the two players got three days of practice, starting with a Futures League game against the Lotte Giants at Hampyeong-KIA Challengers Field on the 20th, before joining the first team squad in time for a three-game weekend series at home.
Kia called up the two players to the first team based on their quicker-than-expected recovery and consistent performances in the Futures League. Kim went 10-for-6 with a .600 batting average, two home runs and three RBIs, while Na Sung-beom went 9-for-4 with a .444 batting average, one home run and two RBIs.
Kim Do-young and Na Sung-beom batted leadoff, third and fifth respectively, as Kia attempted to snap a two-game losing streak against KT William Cuevas. The two players proved why the team waited for them in the first inning, as they reached base on a hit and a walk, respectively.
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