Doosan Bears Kwak Bin, who felt back pain while pitching, was eventually canceled from the first team entry.
On the 8th, the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) announced the status of registration and cancellation of first-team entries for 10 clubs.
The name that stands out the most is, of course, Kwak Bin. He took the mound as a starting pitcher in a home game against the LG Twins on the 7th and recorded 4 hits (1 home run), 3 walks, 1 strikeout and 6 runs in 1⅓ innings. The team lost 1-11 and fell into a three-game losing streak.
However, what was more painful than the sluggishness was the injury. On this day, Kwak Bin complained of back pain after giving up a walk to Moon Seong-joo from 1 out 1 and 3 base in the beginning of the 2nd inning, and had to come off the mound abruptly.
The Doosan club said, “Kwak Bin was diagnosed with a back sprain as a result of a hospital checkup on the morning of the 8th. First of all, we plan to cancel the entry for the 1st team and then decide on a later schedule according to the recovery.”
Kwak Bin, who scored 1 run in 5 innings against the KT Wiz on the 21st of last month, skipped a rotation due to back pain, and then started against SSG on the 30th and seemed to dispel concerns by pitching 6 scoreless innings. But his injuries got in the way. 메이저놀이터
It is the player himself who is more upset than anyone else. After the match against LG on the 7th, Kwak Bin posted on his social media, “I was very greedy to throw well in front of a lot of spectators, and I wanted to end the team’s losing streak together. It will help a lot. We are all working hard. Please support us, and we are really grateful.”
From Doosan’s point of view, it is a ‘big bad news’. Not long after Dylan Pyle, a foreign pitcher who started as a starting pitcher against the Hanwha Eagles on the 4th, joined the team, another big gap occurred in the starting lineup. Choi Seung-yong, who took on the starting role for a month in April, could fill the void of Kwak-bin, but coach Lee Seung-yeop’s worries deepened as he had to complete his schedule without an ‘ace’ for the time being.
Doosan outfielder Kang Jin-seong, SSG Landers outfielder Kim Jung-min, Kiwoom Heroes infielder Jeon Byeong-woo, and KT Wiz infielder Moon Sang-joon were also excluded from the first team entry. In the case of SSG, there is also a change in the coaching staff. As coach Donghwa Jo moved up to the first team, coach Jaeguk Yoon went down to the second team.