Injury ward KT adjusts starting rotation Right-hander Han Cha-hyeon joins starting lineup

Sovereign, who performed poorly in the LG match, moves back to the bullpen

KT Wiz right-handed pitcher Han Cha-hyun

Injury Ward’ KT Wiz changed the starting rotation again.

Ju-won, who had moved from the bullpen to the starter, moves back to the bullpen, and fourth-year right-handed pitcher Han Cha-hyun (25) joins the starting lineup.

KT manager Lee Kang-cheol said ahead of the 2024 professional baseball home game against the LG Twins held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 19th, “We decided that Sovereignty would be suitable for a bullpen role,” and added, “We plan to give the starting position to Han Cha-hyun, who we have been eyeing for a while.” .

Han Cha-hyun joined KT as the 15th pick in the second round of the 2021 rookie draft and performed poorly with an ERA of 19.64 with no wins or losses in three first-team games in the 2021 season.

After serving in the military, he returned this season and achieved an ERA of 3.86 in four first-team games.

He appeared as the second pitcher in the game against LG on the 18th and pitched well, allowing 1 hit, 1 strikeout, and no runs in 1⅓ innings.

Manager Lee Kang-cheol said, “Han Cha-hyun is suitable for long innings as he throws 60 to 70 pitches in the second team,” and added, “I hope he seizes the opportunity well.”

KT’s starting lineup collapsed as native ace Ko Young-pyo and foreign starting pitcher Wes Benjamin left due to injury, and Eom Sang-baek’s entry was recently expunged for player protection.

KT hastily assigned the role of replacement starters to Ju-won and left-hander Sung Jae-heon.

KT’s situation is not so good. Ju-won, who started against LG on the 18th, performed poorly, allowing 8 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, and 5 runs in 2⅔ innings. Seong Jae-heon, who has only played in 9 first-team games, will appear against LG on the 19th.

Manager Lee Kang-cheol said, “If Seong Jae-heon pitches well in today’s game, we plan to use him in the middle depending on the team’s lack of a left-handed bullpen.” 섯다

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