Kim Min-su-do returns after Joo Kwon—KT Mound heads for recovery[스경xentry]
KT right-hander Kim Min-soo, 31, has been reinstated.
Kim was added to the first-team roster on April 24 against Suwon Kiwoom. Min-soo, who was sidelined before the start of the regular season with a right forearm pronator muscle injury and rehabilitation, joined the first-team squad for the first time since the start of the season.
Min-soo recorded 30 holds last year, forming part of KT’s back end alongside Joo Kwon and Kim Jae-yoon. He played multiple roles as a long reliever and set-up man, and by the end of the season, he was a full-fledged closer, leading KT to fall baseball. The plan was to start the year with the same pitching duo, but an injury that kept Joo from starting the season together left a significant gap in the KT mound early on.메이저사이트
After rehabbing and appearing in six games in the Futures League with one hold and a 3.86 ERA, Kim Min-soo returned to the first-team mound following Joo’s return last week. Like Joo, KT plans to monitor his condition for the time being before deciding when to call him up.
However, catcher Kim Jun-tae and pitcher Cho Hyun-woo are out with injuries. Kim Jun-tae was hit in the foot by a pitch during a recent game and was initially diagnosed with a bone bruise, but the pain persisted and a second examination revealed a fractured pinky toe. He will be unable to play for four weeks. With KT’s injury-riddled roster, Kim Jun-tae had been serving as a backup to Jang Jang-woo, the team’s main catcher, and as a substitute in crucial situations. Left-hander Cho Hyun-woo, who rehabbed after undergoing elbow surgery last year and made his first appearance of the season on Oct. 10, was removed from the roster due to a bad right ankle.
KT added pitcher Kim Min-soo and catcher Moon Sang-in to fill out the roster.