After wearing LG uniform, 2 wins, 2 losses, average ERA of 8.27, poor performance of
‘7 consecutive losses’, Hyeong-jong Lee and Si-won Byun excluded from first team
Pitcher Choi Won-tae (26), whose slump is prolonged, was expunged from the first team entry for the first time since transferring to the LG Twins.
Leading team LG, which recently lost three games in a row, left Choi Won-tae out of the first team lineup on the 11th. This is the first time that Choi Won-tae has been excluded from the first-team squad since leaving Kiwoom Heroes and being traded to LG on July 29.
LG, which needed a starting pitcher to win the Korean Series for the first time in 29 years since 1994, 안전놀이터 gave up outfielder Lee Joo-hyung, pitcher Kim Dong-gyu, and a first-round pick in the 2024 rookie draft to recruit Choi Won-tae.
However, Choi Won-tae, who was evaluated as the last puzzle to win, is not living up to the expectations.
Choi Won-tae appeared in 7 games wearing an LG uniform and recorded 2 wins, 2 losses, and an ERA of 8.27.
Choi Won-tae, who struggled against the NC Dinos on August 25th with 11 runs (9 earned) in 4 innings, failed to rebound even in September. Choi Won-tae was replaced after 3 innings (2 runs) against KT Wiz on the 5th, and bowed his head after allowing 7 runs in 2⅔ innings against KIA Tigers on the 10th.
As Choi Won-tae showed signs of trouble, LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop ultimately made the decision to go to the 2nd team.
Meanwhile, bottom-ranked Kiwoom, mired in seven straight losses, expunged outfielder Lee Hyeong-jong and pitcher Byun Si-won from the first-team entry.
SSG Landers notified pitcher Lee Ki-sun and infielders Jeon Eui-san and Kim Chan-hyung of their second-tier transfer.
NC excluded outfielder Cheon Jae-hwan, KIA excluded pitcher Kim Geon-guk, and Samsung Lions excluded pitcher Kim Si-hyeon from the first team squad.