Doosan Bears manager Lee Seung-yeop commented on the timing of Jung Chul-won’s call-up after he was disciplined by the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) for drinking alcohol during the World Baseball Classic (WBC).
On the 7th of this month, the KBO decided to punish Chung with 40 hours of community service and a sanction of 3 million won ($4,000), among the three players who caused controversy by drinking alcohol during the WBC in March. Chung was expunged from the first team roster on the 2nd. However, the KBO did not suspend him from league play, so he is eligible to be called up to the first team again on the 12th.스포츠토토
“I don’t think I’m going to feel bad about the disciplinary result,” Lee told reporters ahead of the Hanwha Eagles’ game against the Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 8th, “but I think it’s time for me to settle down a bit more.” “I think I need to talk to the player himself,” he said, adding, “I will continue to listen to the opinions of the secondary coaching staff before I decide when to pitch.”
Doosan decided to release foreign pitcher Dylan Pyle on the same day. Dillon was unable to overcome the injury setback. The club waited for about three weeks, but when he showed no signs of returning, they decided to release him. “I think we waited a long time for a foreign player, and I had hopes that he would get better soon, but his elbow injury was going to be prolonged, so we decided to change him,” said Lee. “If it was his head injury in camp, I would have waited longer, but since it was an elbow injury, I had no choice but to change him.”
Doosan called up eight-year outfielder Hong Seong-ho after dropping the previous day’s starter, Park Shin-ji. “The big-hitting outfielder has eight home runs and a .350 batting average in the second team. “It’s hard to expect home runs or hits right away, but I hope he can show what he’s been doing in the second team,” Lee said.