A major bad news struck Park Jin-man. Kim Hyun-joon, who was expected to play an active role as the starting center fielder, cannot play for three months.
Kim Hyun-joon played against KT Wiz in 먹튀검증 the 2023 KBO League demonstration game held at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on the 19th. Hyunjun Kim felt pain while swinging. Kim Hyun-jun continued the game, but in the end he could not digest it all. He was replaced with Lee Seong-gyu earlier in the third inning.
Kim Hyun-joon underwent a detailed examination on the 20th, and accepted the somewhat disappointing result. He was 3 months rehab news.
On the 20th, a Samsung official said, “Hyunjun Kim was replaced yesterday due to pain on the outside of his right wrist while swinging at bat. Today, as a result of the SM radiology department’s MRI examination, it was diagnosed that a haematopoietic fracture was found and that surgery was required. It is expected to take about three months to return.”
Kim Hyeon-joon is a player who firmly guarded Samsung’s center line last season. He had a beautiful sophomore season with 100 hits and 22 RBIs in 118 games. He seemed to be able to secure the outfield line this season along with Jose Pirella and Koo Ja-wook. However, due to this injury, I took a break for a while.
Until Kim Hyun-jun arrived, outfield backup resources such as Lee Seong-gyu, Kim Tae-hoon, and Kim Heon-gon were desperately needed. In the game against the Lotte Giants on the 20th, Lee Sung-kyu started as the starting center fielder and leadoff.