KIA’s main shortstop Park Chan-ho (28) was not listed in the starting lineup in the match against NC held at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on the 25th. He wasn’t pushed out of the main competition. He suffered a deterioration in his right wrist, which was not good during camp.
During the first camp in Arizona, Chan-ho Park suffered from poor wrists, which hindered his training. In the end, he continued his rehabilitation and training in Korea without going to the second camp in Okinawa, which was focused on actual combat. Although he returned in time for the regular season opener, his wrist did not recover easily as he was unable to miss the game. In the end, the KIA changed its plan to bench Park Chan-ho in the three-week series against NC, which will be held from the 25th.
KIA coach Kim Jong-guk said before the game, “There are some concerns and risks about wrist injuries,” and then said, “Because of that problem, there were parts where the swing was not smooth and there were parts where the amount of training was limited. I think the swing mechanism hasn’t changed because it’s still not perfect.” The recent sluggish hitting is eventually related to the wrist. Taking a comma before it gets worse may be the right direction in the long run.
Park Chan-ho has a batting average of 0.194, 1 RBI, 4 stolen bases, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.436 in 17 games until the 24th. His scoring position batting average was only 0.083. Of course, defense is a more important position, and it is also true that there are not enough players to replace in the team. But anyway, shortstop is also one of nine starting hitters. If the attack power is too low, the contribution from the defense may be forgotten in the attack. 메이저사이트
It’s a more regrettable injury because I thought I did a ‘step-up’ last year. Park Chan-ho has been highly regarded in defense and base running throughout his career, but has not shown that in offense. The KBO league first team career batting average is 0.241. Last year, however, he had the best performance of his individual career, posting a batting average of 0.272 in 130 games. Using this record as a springboard, he expected a flow to go to a higher level, but the flow was cut off due to an injury.