Lee Hyung-jong makes his first appearance in the second team since joining Kiwoom, deployed up front at No. 5
SEOUL (Yonhap) – Lee Hyung-jong, 34, was dropped from the first team roster for the first time since joining the Kiwoom Heroes.Kiwoom coach Hong Won-ki, 50, demoted outfielder Lee Hyung-jong to the second team and added Ye Jin-won, 24, to the 카지노사이트 first team ahead of the visiting LG Twins of the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) on Wednesday at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul.Hong said, “Lee Hyung-jong was having a hard time because the results weren’t as good as he expected. He was not shy and got along well with his teammates, but I thought he needed time to readjust,” said Hong. “I told him that his physical condition was fine, so he should refine his technique and recover his mental part.”Lee Hyung-jong, who became a Futures free agent before the season, signed a four-year, $2 billion contract with Kiwoom.Kiwoom had high hopes for Lee’s offense, but he struggled this season, batting .223 with three home runs and 32 RBIs.The team traded starting pitcher Choi Won-tae (26) to LG for Lee Joo-hyung (22), which gave Lee more time.Since joining Kiwoom, Lee has gone 5-for-15 with a .333 batting average.After batting seventh or sixth in the previous four games, Lee batted fifth on Day 3 and was part of the cleanup trio.”I’m not conscious of the batting order,” Lee said, “but since the manager sent me to bat fifth, I want to make sure I bring runners home when I get a chance to hit. But since coming to 카지노사이트 Kiwoom, I’ve been getting the chance to start and get four at-bats. I will make every at-bat count,” he said.