0 home runs in May, no rebound despite ‘special teams’… Lotte’s Han Dong-hee cleared of first-team roster + given time to recharge

On a baseball-free Monday, a total of three players were expunged from the first team roster.

The Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) announced the status of first-team roster registration and expulsion on the 5th. Three infielders, Han Dong-hee of the Lotte Giants, Jeon Min-jae of the Dusan Bears, and Kim Gun of the Hanwha Eagles, have been demoted to the second team. None of them are registered.

The most notable name is Han Dong-hee. This season, Han has 43 games, 153 at-bats, 36 hits, .235 batting average, two home runs, 20 RBIs, and a .604 OPS, but he hasn’t hit a single home run since May.

If there’s one person who’s more frustrated than anyone else, it’s Han Dong-hee herself. That’s why, ahead of a three-game home series against the KIA Tigers last weekend, she went to the ballpark early on all three days to take batting practice.스포츠토토

On the first day, it seemed like the extra work was paying off. Han went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs, and two runs scored in a 14-2 victory in game two. It was her first three-hit game since the start of the season.

The momentum didn’t last long. The next day, Han didn’t quite live up to expectations, going 1-for-2. In the bottom of the fourth inning, she struck out with the bases loaded to end the game. Eventually, with the score 0-3 in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Lotte bench brought in Ko Seung-min to pinch-hit for Han Dong-hee.

As it turned out, Lotte was right. After Go Seung-min walked, Yoo Kang-nam’s two-run double changed the game, and Jung Hoon, who came in for Kim Min-seok, followed with a two-run single to tie the game. On the flip side, it also means that Han Dong-hee is not trusted by the team.

Han went hitless in four at-bats on the fourth day. She didn’t reach first base until the fourth inning when she reached on a throwing error by left fielder Ko Jong-wook. In the eighth inning, with runners on second and third, he flied out to right field.

As Han Dong-hee’s slump continued, Lotte couldn’t stand by and sent her to the second team. For the time being, infielders who can defend third base, such as Lee Hak-joo and Park Seung-wook, are expected to handle the hot corner.

Doosan’s Jeon Min-jae and Hanwha’s Kim Geon-geon were also dropped from the first team roster. Jeon, who can play multiple infield positions, appeared in 16 games for the first team this season. He finished with 15 hits, three doubles, a .200 batting average, and one run scored. He played more games as a substitute than a starter.

Kim was promoted to the first team on the 30th of last month and started the first game of a three-game home series against the Kiwoom Heroes in the No. 8 spot, going 2-for-4 with a run scored. However, he was silent in the next two games, going 0-for-3, and came on as a pinch-hitter in the top of the ninth inning against the Samsung Lions on the 3rd.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Donec et mi molestie, bibendum metus et, vulputate enim. Duis congue varius interdum. Suspendisse potenti. Quisque et faucibus enim. Quisque sagittis turpis neque. Quisque commodo quam sed arcu hendrerit, id varius mauris accumsan.




Your site doesn’t have any tags, so there’s nothing to display here at the moment.