“I think I can join the first team by the weekend at the earliest.”
Samsung Lions outfielder Kim Hyeon-joon (21) is coming back.
Kim Hyun-jun started as the first hitter and center fielder in the 2023 KBO Futures League SSG Landers Futures team held at Gyeongsan Stadium on the 17th. He had a successful comeback, going 1-for-1 with two walks and two runs scored.
Kim Hyun-joon felt pain while batting against the KT Wiz on March 19th, and as a result of the examination, he was diagnosed with a hip bone fracture and was excluded from the first team entry.
Kim Hyun-jun, who underwent surgery on March 24, joined the rehabilitation group on April 4 and improved his condition. The speed of recovery was astonishing to Samsung coach Park Jin-man. At least three months were expected until his return, but Kim Hyun-joon showed a monstrous recovery that surpassed this and quickly succeeded in digesting the actual game. In other words, he played a real game 54 days after surgery.
Director Park Jin-man also welcomed the return of Kim Hyun-joon. If Kim Hyun-joon joins, the Samsung outfield will have a structure. He appeared in 118 games last season, recording 100 hits and 22 RBIs, keeping Samsung’s outfield strong.
Manager Park Jin-man, who we met ahead of the KIA Tigers game in Daegu on the 17th, said, “I played my first game today and went into three at-bats. He will also play tomorrow (18th), so if there is no pain, I think he will be able to join the first team around the weekend at the earliest.”스포츠토토
On the 18th, against SSG Gyeongsan, the coaching staff of the first team will go and check the injured including Kim Hyeon-jun, Kim Jae-seong, and Kim Dong-yeop. Coach Park said, “Tomorrow, some coaches from the first team are going to Gyeongsan. We also need to check the condition of the injured, including Kim Jae-seong,” he explained.
On this day, Samsung played Kim Ji-chan (second baseman) – Lee Jae-hyeon (shortstop) – Jose Pirella (left fielder) – Koo Ja-wook (right fielder) – Kang Min-ho (designated hitter) – Kang Han-ul (third baseman) – Kim Tae-gun (catcher) – Oh Jae-il (first baseman). – The lineup was organized in the order of Lee Seong-gyu (center fielder). The starting pitcher is Albert Suarez.