“More than 90% healed and no pain” Kim Sun-bin returns… First, wait for the second half→Selection is on the 19th or 20th
Kia ‘Captain’ Kim Sun-bin (34) is back. He recovered from a hamstring injury. He will not start immediately. He will pinch-hit.
Manager Kim Jong-kook said on Monday, “I’ve called up Kim Sun-bin for the first game of a three-game weekend series against Samsung in the 2023 KBO regular season at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu. His hamstring is more than 90 percent healed. There is no pain. So I called him up to the first team.”
He continued, “He’s not going to start right away today. He’ll be on the bench for the second half. We will use him depending on the situation. We are thinking of using him as a starter tomorrow or the day after tomorrow.”
Kim has been on the disabled list since July 7. He strained his right hamstring against Hanwha on the 6th. For KIA, the loss of their best hitter was a big disappointment.
Kim had a six-game hitting streak from July 30 to August 5, and from August 3-5, he went 2-for-3, 2-for-2. The injury came out of nowhere.
He recovered and returned on August 18. In 71 games this season, he’s batting .299 with 28 RBIs, 22 runs scored, and a .710 OPS. His on-base percentage is also good at .310. There is a difference between having Kim and not having Kim.
“The hamstring is a sensitive area. It could recur. We are being careful. We’re keeping an eye on it.”
He also talked about the batting lineup. “Overall, the offense is good. The players went from bad to good. Park Chan-ho, Choi Won-joon, and Kim Do-young have been getting on base, and the center fielders are doing a good job. We’re scoring runs well. That’s what makes it a big inning.”메이저사이트
Meanwhile, KIA’s starting lineup was Park Chan-ho (shortstop), Choi Won-joon (first base), Kim Do-young (third base), Na Sung-beom (right field), Choi Hyung-woo (designated hitter), Socrates Brito (center field), Lee Chang-jin (left field), Han Jun-soo (catcher), and Choi Jung-yong (second base). The starting pitcher is Yoon Young-cheol.