Director Lee Kang-cheol, who was named the ‘oldest director’, said, “It’s great that director Kim Kyung-moon came.”

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Before the game, Hanwha’s new coach Kim Kyung-moon visited and congratulated him.

Directors Kim Kyung-moon and Lee Kang-cheol shaking hands

“It’s great that Director Kim Kyung-moon is back. I sincerely congratulate him on his return.”

KT Wiz’s coach Lee Kang-cheol (58) welcomed the return of coach Kim Gyeong-moon (65), who returned to the field as the head coach of the Hanwha Eagles, more than anyone else.

Coach Lee Kang-cheol met with reporters ahead of the 2024 professional baseball game against Hanwha held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 4th and smiled broadly when the reporters said, ‘I have stepped down from my position as the oldest current manager in professional baseball.’

Coach Lee Kang-cheol, who was the oldest coach among the 10 teams before the return of coach Kim Kyung-moon, joked, “For me, it’s very good,” and added, “Isn’t this an environment where I can spend more time as a coach?”

Coach Lee Kang-cheol was leading the team’s training when he heard that the Hanwha team had arrived at the baseball stadium and walked to the away team’s dugout.

Coach Lee politely greeted Coach Kim Kyung-moon, who came out to the field, and then congratulated him.

Coach Lee Kang-cheol said, “I congratulated him on his return and asked about his health,” and “Coach Kim Gyeong-moon congratulated me by saying that we did well together and that we should move up (to the postseason) together.”

Manager Lee Kang-cheol also reported news about starting pitchers So Hyun-jun and Ko Young-pyo preparing to return.

Coach Lee said, “So Hyeong-jun and Ko Young-pyo will return to the first team after playing two games each in the second team. If they go through this process, both players are expected to start in the first team game at the end of June.” reported.

The two players are more likely to return through a three-game home game against the Lotte Giants from the 18th to the 20th or a three-game away game against the SSG Landers from the 21st to the 23rd.

Hyun-Jun So, who underwent elbow ligament fusion surgery last year, took the mound against the Goyang Heroes in the Futures League on the 31st of last month and threw 39 pitches in 3 innings, allowing 1 hit, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts, and no runs.

Ko Young-pyo, who was out of action last April due to elbow pain, has not yet played a real game.

On this day, foreign starting pitcher Wes Benjamin, who had taken a break due to elbow and shoulder pain, will take the mound against Hanwha.

Benjamin complained of discomfort in his elbow and shoulder in the first game of a doubleheader against the Doosan Bears on the 12th of last month and voluntarily retired, taking a break for about three weeks.

Coach Lee Kang-cheol said, “All the injured players are coming back,” and “I think we have a chance to bounce back.” 토토사이트

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