Park Yoo-yeon was caught drunk driving and hid it
Doosan Bears catching prospect Park Yoo-yeon, 25, was caught drunk driving three months ago and hid it from the club. She did not report the incident to the club immediately after being caught and is expected to be severely punished.
According to a source familiar with the baseball world, Park was caught driving drunk in late September, right in the middle of the 2023 KBO regular season. She didn’t get behind the wheel immediately after drinking; she was stopped by police the next morning and had her license suspended due to a hangover.
The problem is that Park did not immediately inform the club. Doosan only found out about her DUI this week when an anonymous tipster contacted them. The team contacted Park to find out what happened, 먹튀검증 and she admitted to it. Doosan has filed a report with the KBO’s Clean Baseball Center.
Park, a native of Dongsang-go, was selected by Doosan with the 60th overall pick in the second round of the 2017 rookie draft.
After going 1-for-3 in three games in her rookie year, Park was drafted into active duty to fulfill her military obligations, and throughout her career, she has garnered attention as an offensive catcher whose strengths lie in hitting rather than defense.
Park competed with Jang Seung-hyun and Ahn Seung-han for the second catcher spot in Lee’s first spring training, but she didn’t perform as well as expected and was sent to Icheon, where she batted 2-for-6 with one RBI in 10 games after her initial call-up in August before suffering a knee injury that sent her back to the second team. Park underwent surgery on her left knee in early September, and during her rehabilitation, she made an irreparable mistake by driving under the influence.
Doosan planned to hold auditions for a backup catcher to back up Yang in next year’s spring training in Australia.
Manager Lee Seung-yeop was trying to figure out how to play the offense-specialized Park Yoo-yeon card apart from Jang Seung-hyun, Ahn Seung-han, and Kim Ki-yeon, but he was faced with a ridiculous situation where the applicant was eliminated before the audition was even held.
What makes the Park Yoo-yeon situation even more shocking is that the KBO had just been rocked by a drunk driving scandal three weeks earlier. Bae Young-bin, who played for the Lotte Giants, received a DUI in late October and failed to notify the club of his license revocation, which resulted in his release from the team, a one-year suspension from the KBO, 토토사이트 and 80 hours of community service as a punishment for the failure to report.
The KBO’s penalties for DUI are a 70-game suspension for a first-time offense and a one-year ban for a first-time offense with a revoked license.
In addition to the KBO punishment, Doosan will also hold Park responsible for bringing the team into disrepute by driving drunk and failing to report the incident. A severe punishment is inevitable.