Gwak Bin (23), the first starter for the Doosan Bears, was canceled from the first team entry due to back pain.
메이저놀이터 The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) announced changes to the 1st team entry through its website on the 8th.
A total of five players were missing: SSG Landers outfielder Kim Jung-min, Kiwoom Heroes infielder Jeon Byeong-woo, KT Wiz infielder Moon Sang-jun, Doosan Bears pitcher Gwak Bin, and outfielder Kang Jin-seong. Coaches also change. Coach Dong-Hwa Cho of SSG Landers was registered and Coach Jae-Guk Yoon was canceled.
The most notable thing is the expulsion of national team left-hander Kwak Bin from the first team. Kwak Bin complained of back pain when he walked Moon Seong-joo in the second inning against the LG Twins in Jamsil on the 7th. He left the ground with a record of 4 hits, 3 walks and 6 runs in 1⅓ innings. Later, he was diagnosed with a back sprain as a result of a hospital examination.
This is bad news for Lee Seung-yeop, who is busy on his way. Kwak Bin was supporting the Doosan mound with an average ERA of 2.53 in 6 games, 3 wins and 2 losses, until his departure. Choi Won-joon and Choi Seung-yong’s condition is hardly recovering, and Dylan Pile, who returned from the match against Hanwha in Jamsil on the 4th, is also sluggish with 5 runs including 2 home runs in 4 innings. Recently, Doosan fell into a tie for 6th place with 13 wins, 1 draw and 14 losses as the starters could not hold on.
Doosan will meet the 2nd place Lotte Giants and the 4th place KIA Tigers in turn this week. With 9 wins and 1 loss and 8 wins and 2 losses, respectively, the two teams with the best performance in the last 10 games will face each other without a native starter.