Submarine pitcher Won Jong-hyun returns to Kiwoom Heroes, whose bullpen is shaking.
Kiwoom coach Hong Won-ki announced his joining the first team, saying, “I received a report that Won Jong-hyun’s condition is fine” ahead of the Doosan Bears game to be held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 18th.
Won Jong-hyun plans to return to the first team entry in time for the KIA Tigers game in Gwangju on the 19th.
Won Jong-hyun, who signed a 4-year, 2.5 billion won free agent contract with Kiwoom after the end of last season, threw only two games after the opening and was eliminated from the first team due to right forearm pain.
Kiwoom, who recruited Won Jong-hyun, the first ‘outside pitcher free agent’ in the club’s history, to reinforce the bullpen, had a sudden injury and the plan went wrong.
Kiwoom’s team bullpen ERA is 6th in the league at 4.09, but 6 blown saves are the second most in the league.
Won Jong-hyun expressed regret, “I prepared very hard for this season, but as soon as I started, I got hurt and was very embarrassed. I wonder if I over-paced because I wanted to do well.”
What he regrets even more is that he was in good condition right before the injury.
Won Jong-hyun, who returned after a month and a half after being injured right after the opening, was given homework to recover his pitch.
Won Jong-hyun said, “It’s been 6-7 years since I’ve exceeded 150 km/h before the opening game. I wonder if that was too much for my body.”
Currently, Kiwoom’s bullpen does not have a fixed finisher.
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If Won Jong-hyun acts as the ‘set-up man for the 8th episode’ as originally planned, he can seek stability.
Won Jong-hyun said, “I’m almost done recovering now. I think I just need to manage well so that the injury doesn’t recur.”
Won Jong-hyun, born in 1987 and the oldest on the Kiwoom mound, confessed that he had a lot of worries about pitching during his rehabilitation period.
His strength was a fastball that exceeded 150 km per hour, but he felt that throwing a strong ball constantly put a strain on his body.
Won Jong-hyun said, “I think his forearm was injured for the first time. He threw a lot and prepared well, but it’s a pity.”
He said that while he was away, the team’s performance was not good, so he suffered more.