KT Wiz reinforced the mound.
On the 15th, a rest day, KT canceled pitcher Kim Young-hyeon, catcher Kang Hyeon-woo, and infielder Ryu Hyun-in from the first team, and called up pitchers Joo Kwon, Jeon Jeon-joo, and infielder Jang Jun-won against the Jamsil LG Twins on the 16th.
It was expected that he would return to the assigned squad, but it was evaluated that he needed to improve his condition by playing more games in the second team.
The middle is strong. Joo Kwon won the hold king with 31 holds in 2020, and is a veteran bullpen pitcher who recorded 15 holds last year and recorded double-digit holds for four consecutive years. He has a career record of 105 holds. Joo Kwon, who played for the Chinese national team at the WBC, has been rehabilitating due to elbow pain since returning to Korea.
For KT, which operated Pil Seung-jo with Park Young-hyun and Son Dong-hyun, Ju Kwon’s joining is inevitable. KT coach Lee Kang-cheol said, “They said the changeup was good,” and “I thought of making the first appearance in a comfortable situation rather than using it at an important moment from the beginning.”
Jeonju is also expected to be helpful against left-handed batters. Jeon Yong-joo joined the team as the first choice in 2019, but underwent elbow surgery once, and in the process of returning after military service, he has been rehabilitated with elbow pain once again. In the meantime, only right-handed pitchers had to deal with left-handed batters, but with the addition of Jeon-joo, the number of people in the bullpen increased. Director Lee said, “The fastball speed is said to be about 144km, and the slider is also good,” he said.
Jang Jun-won, who came back from last year’s cruciate ligament rupture, will start as the ninth and third baseman that day. His stable defense and long hitting power are expected to be helpful in both offense and defense.
Director Lee said, “If the starters hold up well, our bullpen has been strengthened, so I think it’s worth playing 안전놀이터.”