Samsung Lions catcher Kim Tae-gun (34) has been withdrawn from the team due to acute hepatitis.
Samsung canceled Kim Tae-gun from the first team entry ahead of the home game against the Lotte Giants at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on the 15th.
Samsung coach Park Jin-man said, “Kim Tae-gun has been hospitalized with symptoms of acute hepatitis. He went to the hospital because he felt unwell a few days ago, but he found abnormal symptoms and responded quickly.”
For the time being, you should focus on recovering your body condition. Director Park worried, “The number is very high, so I need to rest.”
Kim Tae-goon played in 7 games this season and was recording 1 hit and 1 run in 13 at-bats. Last year, he showed a good performance with a batting average of 0.298 (61 hits in 205 at-bats) in 102 games.
Director Park lamented, “I think we’ll have to wait and see how many weeks it will take for Kim Tae-gun (until his return).”
Samsung has been called the ‘catcher kingdom’ since last year, but now only one Kang Min-ho remains in the roster. Last year, Samsung veteran Kang Min-ho, Kim Tae-goon, and FA Park Hae-min’s compensation player Kim Jae-seong took turns wearing home masks. After the season, the catchers were thick enough to actually go to the open trade market. There were even rumors about a specific trade, including the player’s name. 온라인바카라
However, there was a setback in the operation of the ‘catcher kingdom’ from the beginning of the season.
First of all, Kim Jae-seong left during an exhibition game at the end of March due to damage to the right oblique muscle. It is expected that it will take about 8 weeks to return, and it is predicted that it will be possible to return at the end of May.
Kang Min-ho is flying with a batting average of 0.364, 3 home runs and 8 RBIs in 10 games this season. However, with Kim Tae-gun and Kim Jae-sung leaving due to injuries, Samsung’s operation of the master’s house is inevitably disrupted. Kang Min-ho is thirty-nine years old and needs to be taken care of. If this situation continues, the physical burden will inevitably increase.