NC Dinos coach Kang In-kwon expressed his intention not to rush the call-up of the oldest Park Seok-min, who is improving his condition in the 2nd team, to the 1st team.
Prior to the 6th game of the season with the Lotte Giants in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on the 25th, Coach Kang said, “Park Seok-min’s defense is not normal yet. do,” he said.안전놀이터
Park Seok-min suffered a right hamstring injury while running base against the LG Twins in Jamsil on the 19th of last month, and was canceled from the first team entry the next day. After struggling with rehabilitation for over a month, he recovered his body to a state where he could play in the game, and has been playing Futures League games since the 23rd.
Park Seok-min’s sense of hitting is not perfect, but his unique pioneering vision is not a problem. He is at a stage where he is slowly learning the game again with 1 hit and 3 walks in 6 at-bats.
However, coach Kang is in the position that if Park Seok-min returns to the first team, he must be able to not only hit but also defend the first and third bases. Currently, Seo Ho-cheol fills the void of Park Seok-min well, so when Park Seok-min is perfect in karate, I will consider calling him up.
Seo Ho-cheol wielded 3 hits and 1 RBI against Sajik Lotte on the 24th and led NC to a 3-1 victory. However, in the case of the first baseman, there is no fielder who shows outstanding performance in the attack, so if Park Seok-min joins, coach Kang’s fielding team will have a little more breath.
Coach Kang said, “I think we should think about when to return to the 1st team while watching Park Seok-min play defense in the Futures League next week.” We have to run at the same time,” he explained.