“Park Chan-ho took batting practice today.”
KIA head coach Kim Jong-kook, who met with the media before the team’s home game against the LG Twins at Gwangju-KIA Champions Field on April 19, commented on the status of shortstop Park Chan-ho (28), who suffered a finger ligament injury.
Kim said, “Park Chan-ho’s condition improved faster than I thought. He took batting practice in the field today (Nov. 19), and although there is some pain, he has improved a lot. He wants to play right away, but he will wait until later today.”
Kim said, “Yesterday, Chan-ho played center field, and I’m thinking of him as a center fielder and pinch-hitter if I can. I want to play. He likes to go out and lead the game, run and defend. He’s going to be on the bench for the second half because he might not have any pain as he’s taping.”먹튀검증
Catcher Kim Tae-gun, who was diagnosed with a left ankle sprain, will also wait until the second half. “He still needs a little more care, so Han Seung-taek will start today. Kim Tae-gun will wait for the second half.”
KIA has lost five straight games recently. Coach Kim Jong-guk said, “I think the injured players will return this week. Kim Tae-gun won’t start today, but I think he can start tomorrow. If Park Chan-ho and Kim Tae-gun return, it will change the atmosphere. Pitcher Mario Sanchez will also return this week,” he said, adding that he is confident of ending the losing streak when he returns from injury.
Meanwhile, KIA’s starting lineup for the 19th is Choi Won-jun (center field), Kim Do-young (third base), Na Sung-beom (right field), Choi Hyung-woo (designated hitter), Kim Sun-bin (second base), Socrates (left field), Hwang Dae-in (first base), Han Seung-taek (catcher), and Kim Kyu-sung (shortstop). The starting pitcher is Yang Hyun-jong.