Doosan Bears Jang Won-joon (38) returns as a starting pitcher after 3 years.
Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop reported the news of Jang Won-jun’s return in an interview before the game with Kiwoom Heroes of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 18th.
Jang Won-jun is a veteran left-handed pitcher among veterans who recorded 129 wins, 114 losses, 14 holds, 1 save, and an average ERA of 4.26 in 435 KBO league games (1959 innings). He has yet to record a first-team appearance this season.
Doosan, which is looking for a replacement starting pitcher due to the injury of foreign pitcher Dylan Pyle, gave Lee Won-jae, a second-year left-hander, a chance on the 17th, but struggled with 3 hits, 3 walks and 3 runs in 1 inning. In the end, Doosan canceled Lee Won-jae from the first team entry that day. Coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “Jang Won-joon came up today,” and announced Jang Won-joon as the starting pitcher for the Samsung match on the 23rd. “If Jang Won-joon has no problems with his physical condition, he will start as a starting pitcher next Tuesday,” the explanation said.
Jang Won-jun is recording an average ERA of 6.46 with 3 losses in 4 games (15⅓ innings) in the Futures League. Manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “In a way, Jang Won-joon performed better in the Futures League than Lee Won-jae. He looked at his recent condition and gave the young player a chance first, but he went down after having a good experience. He decided to give Jang Won-jun a chance in order of good condition.” 카지노사이트
Director Lee Seung-yeop said, “I wish I had given him a chance sooner, but it’s a pity.” He agonized a lot over whether to prepare as a starting pitcher or a reliever, but he prepared as a starting pitcher after being left out of the opening entry. There will be no problem in starting next week.” “Isn’t Jang Won-joon a pitcher with 129 wins? Because he has so much experience, he is capable of leading the game. His pitch will decrease, but his control and game management skills have improved.”
Meanwhile, Kwak Bin, who is out with an injury, plans to check his physical condition and be promoted to the first team. Manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “I received a report that Kwak Bin will be playing a Futures League game this Sunday. If he recovers normally, he can return next weekend. However, he is an injured player, so it is difficult to jump to conclusions. He revealed his return plan, saying, “I plan to check his condition through the mound and return him until the end.”