Kim Seo-hyun, 19, the Hanwha Eagles’ No. 1 overall pick, has been sent to the second team due to growing pains.
The baseball team removed Kim from the first-team roster ahead of their upcoming game against the Doosan Bears at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on Aug. 8.
Kim throws a fastball that tops out at 155 kilometers per hour, but he’s been struggling lately.
Against Doosan on July 7, he gave up two runs in ⅓ of an inning, giving up a walk and a hit-by-pitch.
For the season, Kim has a 5.60 ERA in 18 games with one save (17⅔ innings, 16 hits, 13 runs, 11 earned). Recently, his walks have increased dramatically.
In the end, Hanwha manager Choi Won-ho decided to give Kim Seo-hyun some time to work on his mechanics in the second team.
On the same day, Hanwha added left-handed pitcher Song Yoon-jun to the first team roster.
Doosan demoted Park Shin-ji to the second team and called up outfielder Hong Seong-ho to the first team after he struggled in his start the previous day (July 7), giving up two runs on three hits in two innings.스포츠토토
KIA Tigers foreign pitcher Sean Anderson returned to the first team after only 10 days of rest.
Anderson, who is 3-5 with a 4.12 ERA this season, was dropped from the first team roster on March 29. After 10 days of rest, Anderson will start against the SSG Landers on Aug. 8.
KIA right-handed pitcher Kim Jae-yeol was sent down to the second team today.