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LG recruited Woo Kang-hoon, and coach Yeom Kyung-yeop smiles

I really liked him from the moment he first pitched.”

LG Twins coach Yeom Kyung-yeop met with reporters before the second game of the three-game weekend series against Kiwoom Heroes in the '2024 Shinhan SOL Bank KBO League' to be held at Gocheok Sky Dome on the 30th. At this event, Coach Yeom explained the trade before the game.

On this day, LG conducted a 1-to-1 trade with the Lotte Giants. They sent infielder Son Ho-young and received pitcher Woo Kang-hoon.

Woo Kang-hoon is a right-handed sidearm type, but he has the advantage of being able to throw a fast ball at a maximum speed of 150 km/h. He debuted in the first team in 2023 and has a career average ERA of 7.50 in 4 games. He appeared in one game this year (against Incheon SSG Landers on the 24th) and allowed 1 run in 0 innings. Although he is young, born in 2002, he is expected to be a great help to LG's bullpen in the future by resolving military issues early on.

Coincidentally, Woo Kang-hoon's first professional first-team appearance was against LG. On October 5, 2023, against Sajik LG, he pitched impressively with no hits, two strikeouts, and no runs in two innings. From then on, Director Yeom began to keep an eye on Woo Kang-hoon. Coach Yeom said, "I really liked him from the moment he first pitched. I asked, 'Who is that pitcher?' and 'Why wasn't he using it?' He said he also served in the military, so I thought he would do well next year (2024)." He smiled as if he was satisfied with the recruitment of Woo Kang-hoon.
fter saying hello to his Lotte teammates, Woo Kang-hoon plans to join the first-team squad that night. When asked about his plans to utilize Kang-Hoon Woo in the future, Coach Yeom said, "He will go on a major tour with the first team for about a week. Also, just as there is a drive line, he will enter the Twins line. The changeup, curve movement, and fastball pitch are all good, but I have a problem with my ball control. I need to learn how to control my ball for about a week... After learning what kind of training we will do and the manual of the Twins line, which is our own method, if it is okay, we will work with the first team and create a course. Afterwards, we will play in the Futures League. “If the results are good after playing in the game, we will immediately upload it and utilize it,” he explained the plan.

If there are new players coming, there are also players leaving the team. Infielder Son Ho-young. He went through the Chicago Cubs minor league and made his KBO League debut with LG in the 2020 season. He has appeared in a total of 96 games and has a batting average of 0.250 (40 hits in 160 at-bats), 4 home runs, 23 RBI, 7 stolen bases, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.655. He is an all-round infielder who can play all infield positions and appeared in two games this season. LG has the KBO League's top infield consisting of Austin Dean (first baseman), Shin Min-jae (second baseman), Moon Bo-kyung (third baseman), and Oh Ji-hwan (shortstop). Also, Koo Bon-hyuk, who was discharged from the Armed Forces Athletic Corps (Sangmu), has returned as infield backup, and Lee Young-bin is also scheduled to return to Sangmu in June. Son Ho-young’s utilization was decreasing.

fter saying hello to his Lotte teammates, Woo Kang-hoon plans to join the first-team squad that night. When asked about his plans to utilize Kang-Hoon Woo in the future, Coach Yeom said, "He will go on a major tour with the first team for about a week. Also, just as there is a drive line, he will enter the Twins line. The changeup, curve movement, and fastball pitch are all good, but I have a problem with my ball control. I need to learn how to control my ball for about a week... After learning what kind of training we will do and the manual of the Twins line, which is our own method, if it is okay, we will work with the first team and create a course. Afterwards, we will play in the Futures League. “If the results are good after playing in the game, we will immediately upload it and utilize it,” he explained the plan.

If there are new players coming, there are also players leaving the team. Infielder Son Ho-young. He went through the Chicago Cubs minor league and made his KBO League debut with LG in the 2020 season. He has appeared in a total of 96 games and has a batting average of 0.250 (40 hits in 160 at-bats), 4 home runs, 23 RBI, 7 stolen bases, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.655. He is an all-round infielder who can play all infield positions and appeared in two games this season. LG has the KBO League's top infield consisting of Austin Dean (first baseman), Shin Min-jae (second baseman), Moon Bo-kyung (third baseman), and Oh Ji-hwan (shortstop). Also, Koo Bon-hyuk, who was discharged from the Armed Forces Athletic Corps (Sangmu), has returned as infield backup, and Lee Young-bin is also scheduled to return to Sangmu in June. Son Ho-young’s utilization was decreasing.


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