A genius hitter who disappeared for over a month. Stretch into a second-tier game. Will the Wizard of Rebound in the Second Half of the Year?
KT Wiz’s “genius hitter” Kang Baek-ho (24), 메이저놀이터 who has not been seen for more than a month, will play in the Futures League to return in the second half.
KT manager Lee Kang-chul said on the 9th, “(Kang) Baek-ho said he could go to the actual game now. “There are two games left in the first half against Sangmu, and he will play then,” he said. “If I play two Futures League games, I may come to the first division in the last game of the first half, but it would be better to prepare a little more and come out from the second half than playing one.”
Kang Baek-ho will play in the Futures League match against Sangmu in Mungyeong from the 11th to the 12th. After training during the All-Star break, he returns to the first division in the second half.
Kang Baek-ho went down to the second division on June 9. The reason was a cold, but he was also exhausted after being criticized by baseball fans for being out during the ceremony after hitting a double against WBC Australia and letting the third baseman come home with a complacent throw against LG.
Kang Baek-ho, who calmed down his body and mind through personal training, joined the Remainer Army on June 27. He also played in a practice game against the Hanwha Eagles, but after that, he only trained without practice. It was because it was judged that it was too much to go to the actual game yet.
Kang Baek-ho will boost his sense of practice in the match against Sangmu when he decides that he can now go on the field. He started preparing for his return ahead of the end of the first half.
Kang Baek-ho is simply a key member of KT’s rebound in the second half. It is KT that needs Kang Baek-ho’s strong blow. KT joined forces even in the absence of Kang Baek-ho and raised its ranking from last to seventh. However, due to the recent slump in the batting lineup, he has lost four consecutive games. It is a time when the upward trend can be dampened because it has been hit well. When Kang Baek-ho returns, the KT lineup will definitely be strong. Kang Baek-ho, who can hit and hit long balls at any time, can be a source of vitality for the team.
Kang Baek-ho’s performance this season is 49 games, batting .276 (50 hits in 181 at-bats), 5 home runs and 29 RBIs. Kang Baek-ho, whose annual salary was cut by 47.3% from 550 million won to 290 million won due to sluggishness caused by injury last year, desperately needs to revive this season. I wonder if the desperation will emerge as a hard hit in the second half.
KT Wiz’s “genius hitter” Kang Baek-ho (24), 메이저놀이터 who has not been seen for more than a month, will play in the Futures League to return in the second half. KT manager Lee Kang-chul said on the 9th, “(Kang) Baek-ho said he could go to the actual game now. “There are two games left in…