‘I prepared harder than anyone else last winter…’ Kim Jae-seong, who felt pain the moment he hit, threw the bat.
On the 26th, an exhibition game between Doosan Bears and Samsung Lions was held at Jamsil Stadium. Kim Jae-seong, who was named as the designated hitter in the 7th batting order, entered the plate as the lead batter in the top of the 7th inning. Kim Jae-seong, who had not hit in the previous two at-bats that day, fought relentlessly.
Samsung Kim Jae-seong harassed Doosan sidearm pitcher Park Chi-guk to somehow get a hit. A match that went to full count. Pitcher Park Chi-guk threw an outside slider to strike out, and hitter Kim Jae-seong made a foul hit. 메이저놀이터
A problem arose at this time. After hitting, Kim Jae-seong threw the bat and touched his right side. Trainer and coach Park Han-i hurriedly ran to Kim Jae-seong, who turned his back to check the condition of his side, and drew an X with their hands to the dugout, saying that they could no longer run.
Kim Jae-seong, who failed to complete the season by dropping out of the entry on September 16 due to an oblique muscle injury at the end of last season, worked harder than anyone else during the off-season and spring camp. Before the injury, he showed off his high hitting feeling with a batting average of 0.353, 6 hits, 3 RBIs and 4 walks. The eldest brothers in the catcher team, Kang Min-ho and Kim Tae-gun, were also saddened to see Kim Jae-sung’s injury, like a thunderbolt, while watching the younger junior’s growth happily.
Kim Jae-seong, who joined the pro in 2015 with the first nomination of the LG Twins, is an uncommon right-handed left-hander as a catcher. Kim Jae-seong, who has been active as a starting catcher since his sophomore year at Deoksu High School, is a hitter with decent defensive skills and one-hit long-running ability with active batting. Kim Jae-seong, who wore a Samsung uniform as a free agent compensation player for Park Hae-min, who transferred to LG last season, grew up one step further by playing alongside veteran catchers Kang Min-ho and Kim Tae-gun.
Kim Jae-seong posted a batting average of 0.335, 54 hits, 3 home runs and 26 RBIs in 64 games last season, proving his presence even in limited opportunities. If he had completed the season without injury, he could have made his first 300 in his debut.
On the 25th, the day before he was injured. Samsung Kim Jae-seong, who visited the Doosan camp where training was in full swing, approached Doosan Jang Seung-hyeon (2-year-old brother), whom he had sweated with during the police baseball team, and greeted him warmly. Jang Seung-hyun had a conversation with his younger brother Kim Jae-seong, who approached him with a unique bright expression, and met on the ground after a long time to solve the problem.
Kim Jae-seong, who is bright in greeting, greeted former Samsung Lions coach Kim Han-soo, who is currently the head coach of the Doosan Bears.
First-time designated catcher Kim Jae-seong, who worked harder than anyone else to prepare for this season to reach his potential by recording a batting average of .300 for the first time last season. Right before the start of the season, he takes a break from a lightning-like injury, but hopes to come back healthy and play his own baseball with a bright expression.