On a baseball-less Monday, ‘a whopping 21’ players were designated for assignment

LG Twins starter Park Dong-won has been removed from the lineup due to a knee injury. On this day, eight of the KBO’s 10 clubs removed a total of 21 players (including one coach) from their first-team rosters.

First, LG dropped three players from its first-team roster on Monday (Nov. 13), a non-baseball day, including catcher Park Dong-won, pitcher Kang Hyo-jong, and coach Kim Jung-joon.

Park Dong-won’s exclusion from the first team is the most notable. In 40 games this season, Park was batting .266 (33-for-124) with five home runs, five doubles, 20 RBI, 15 runs scored, one stolen base, 20 walks, 28 strikeouts, a .427 on-base percentage, a .363 slugging percentage, and a .790 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage). His batting average with runners in scoring position was .270 and his on-base percentage was .500.

Park Dong-won will be out of the LG Twins’ lineup for a while due to an injury. An LG representative said, “Park Dong-won was injured while sliding into home plate during the fourth inning of Koo Bon-hyuk’s double during an away game against the Lotte Giants at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on Nov. 11. At the time, Park Dong-won said he was fine and continued to play normally, and he missed the game on Nov. 12 due to rest.”

However, it turned out that the injury was more serious than expected. “As a result of a knee MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) at Sejong Sports Orthopedics today (Nov. 13), he was diagnosed with a partial injury to the posterior patellar muscle of his right knee,” LG explained, adding, “He will need a recovery period of about one to two weeks.”

LG is currently in fourth place in the league with a 23-18-2 record with five straight wins this season. However, with the departure of starting catcher Park Dong-won, backup catchers Heo Do-hwan and Kim Bum-seok are likely to alternate the catcher’s mask for the time being.

Kang Hyo-jong was called up to the first team for the first time this season to start against the Busan Lotte on April 12. However, he was shaken up early, allowing three runs (three earned) on two hits (one home run) with three walks and two strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings, and was sent down to the second team a day later on the 13th. Head coach Kim Jung-jun was removed from the first team roster as he changed his position to the LG Twins’ second team manager.

The NC Dinos, who are tied for second place in the league with 23 wins and 17 losses this season, had their starting second baseman Park Min-woo removed from the first team roster. Pitchers Shin Young-woo and Chae Won-hoo were also removed from the first team roster.

In 37 games this season, Park was batting .301 (43-for-143) with seven doubles, one triple, one home run, 13 RBI, 21 runs scored, 16 stolen bases, 18 walks, six hit by pitches, 27 strikeouts, a .385 on-base percentage, a .399 slugging percentage, a .784 OPS, and a .259 on-base 토토사이트 percentage. He hasn’t been removed from the first team roster since the start of the season, leading NC’s infield.

The club announced the termination of Park Min-woo’s first-team roster spot, saying, “Park Min-woo has been undergoing ongoing shoulder care and examinations this season. After a medical examination today, Park was diagnosed with a partial rotator cuff injury in his right shoulder. The doctor’s opinion is that he will need about two weeks of rehabilitation, so he has been moved to the rehabilitation group.” In addition, Shin Young-woo had a 6.35 ERA in two games this season without a win and Chae Won-hoo had a 12.00 ERA in three games without a win.

The KT Wiz have removed foreign ace Wes Benjamin and outfielder Hong Hyun-bin from the first team roster. Benjamin, KT’s backup ace, had started eight games this season with a 4-2 record and a 5.19 ERA. In 43⅓ innings pitched, he had allowed 33 hits (nine home runs), 13 walks, 45 strikeouts, 26 runs (25 earned), a WHIP of 1.06 and a batting average of .208. Hong Hyun-bin, who was added as a special assignment due to the doubleheader on Dec. 12, was sent back to the second team after recording just one walk and two strikeouts in four games this season.

Benjamin started the first game of the doubleheader against the Doosan Bears at Jamsil Stadium on Wednesday and was pulled after throwing just 21 pitches in the first inning. Fortunately, the injury doesn’t appear to be serious. However, KT decided to proceed cautiously. “Benjamin underwent a detailed examination at the hospital on the 13th, and nothing unusual was found. However, he felt discomfort in the forearm area of his left elbow and was removed for rest. We will monitor his condition in the future.”

SSG, which sits in sixth place in the league with 22 wins, 19 losses, and one tie this season, has designated pitcher Song Young-jin, infielder Kim Min-joon, and outfielder Kim Chang-pyeong for assignment from the first team roster. Song had appeared in eight games (three starts) this season, posting a 1-0 record with a 5.63 ERA. Kim made his first appearance with the first team as a special guest for the doubleheader against KIA in Gwangju on Wednesday, but was sent back to the second team without appearing. In six games this season, Kim had seven hits, one run scored, one stolen base, two walks and four strikeouts.

The Doosan Bears, who are in fifth place with 24 wins and 19 losses, left catcher Yoon Jun-ho and infielder Seo Ye-il off the first team roster. Yoon joined the roster as a special assignment in a doubleheader against KT in Jamsil on Dec. 12 and went 1-for-1 with a walk. Seo was also called up on the same day and played in two games without facing a batter.

The KIA Tigers, who are leading the league with 25 wins and 15 losses, have removed pitchers Lee Hyung-bum and Kim Hyun-soo and infielder Byun Woo-hyuk from the first team roster. Lee has a 7.20 ERA in six games with no wins or losses this season, while Kim has a 6.23 ERA in four games with no wins or losses. Byun Woo-hyuk joined the roster as a special assignment against SSG in Gwangju on Wednesday, batting .333 (1-for-3) with two strikeouts in two games.

The Lotte Giants, who are in last place with 13 wins, 25 losses and one tie, have designated pitcher Hong Min-ki and infielder Oh Sun-jin for assignment. Hong Min-ki was recalled on Dec. 12 and pitched 2⅔ innings against LG, allowing two runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks with one hit-by-pitch and one strikeout, before heading back to the second team on Dec. 13. In eight games this season, Oh is batting .125 (1-for-8) with one walk, two hit batsmen and four strikeouts.

The Kiwoom Heroes, who are tied for eighth place with 16 wins and 24 losses, sent pitchers Jeon Jun-pyo and Yoon Seok-won and infielder Lee Won-seok to the second team. Jun-pyo Jeon is 2-2 with a 4.73 ERA in 13 games this season. He made his first start of the year on Dec. 12 against Hanwha in Daejeon, but was pulled early after allowing three runs (three earned) on two hits with one walk and one strikeout in ⅓ innings. Yoon has appeared in seven games this year with a winless record and a 12.66 ERA. Lee was dropped from the first team roster for the first time this year. Lee was batting .235 with six RBIs, five runs scored, 10 walks and a .612 OPS in 27 games.

On the other hand, the eighth-place Hanwha Eagles (16 W, 24 L) and second-place Samsung Lions (23 W, 17 L, 1 D) spent Monday with no changes to their first-team lineups. Starting on the 14th, the Lions will host Kiwoom (Kim In-beom)-LG (Kelly) at Jamsil Stadium, Samsung (Won Tae-in)-SSG (Oh Won-seok) at SSG Landers Field, Doosan (Brandon)-KIA (Yang Hyun-jong) at Gwangju-KIA Champions Field, NC (Castano)-Hanwha (Ryu Hyun-jin) at Hanwha Sinsaigles Park in Daejeon, and Lotte (Barnes)-KT (Uhm Sang-baek) at KT Suwon Wiz Park.

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