Lotte Giants main catcher Yoo Kang-nam (31) will return.
Lotte coach Larry Sutton said of Yoo Kang-nam, who joined the first team on the day ahead of the Sajik SSG Landers match on the 16th, “The rehabilitation went well in the right direction.” I digested it, and I digested the defense throughout a game. As a result of checking his physical condition after the game, he decided to join the first team squad because there were no more abnormalities. He revealed that tomorrow (17th) he will also have a change in the first team entry.”스포츠토토
Yoo Kang-nam injured his left side (inner oblique muscle) while swinging and was canceled from the first team entry on the 29th of last month. After recovering from his injury, he played in three games in the Futures League against Hanwha Eagles in Seosan on the 12th and 13th and against KIA Tigers in Ulsan on the 15th to check his sense of practice. His performance is 11 at-bats, 4 hits, 1 home run, 1 walk and 2 RBI. In the 15th, he went through a process to get back used to pitching in action by getting as many plate appearances as he could by going in leadoff.
Kangnam Yoo pitched 590 innings, the most on the team as a catcher this season. He was faithful to his catcher’s original duty, such as keeping his breath well in line with the pitcher’s lead. However, in his attack, it was somewhat disappointing than in previous years. He has a batting average of 0.226, 6 homers and 29 RBIs in 81 games this season. Starting in 2020, even with a batting average in the mid-to-late 20s, which is the average for the past three years, it is not immediately short of the double-digit home run that has been hit hard, so a rebound is needed.
In addition to Yoo Kang-nam, Na Kyun-an’s joining is also imminent. Na Kyun-an also joined the first team on the same day. Coach Sutton said, “I decided to accompany the team after starting against Ulsan KIA on the 15th (3 innings, 3 runs). When I asked Na Kyun-an how she was feeling, she said ‘very good’. He plans to take the mound as a starter the coming weekend.” Lotte will play 3 consecutive matches against Kiwoom Heroes on the 18th and 20th. Na Kyun-an will be registered as a first-team entry when the start date is set.