Changes to make room for starting pitchers…KT’s Kim Min-soo, Samsung’s Yang Chang-seop, and 4 others ‘removed from first-team roster’

On a baseball-free Monday, four teams made small changes to their first-team rosters.

The Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) announced the first-team roster additions and deletions on Thursday. No players were added and four players were deleted, including Kim Min-soo (KT Wiz), Yang Chang-seop (Samsung Lions), Kim Chan-hyung (SSG Landers), and Lim Byung-wook (Kiwoom Heroes).

None of the four have any specific reason for being removed, but it’s likely that their respective clubs made this decision to make room for their starting pitchers. Wes Benjamin (KT), Albert Suarez (Samsung), Oh Won-seok (SSG), and Jang Jae-young (Kiwoom), all of whom will start on the 25th, the first day of a three-game midweek series, were not on the first team roster as of the 24th. The four teams will add their starting pitchers to their rosters before the game on the 25th.

Kim Min-soo, who was a key part of KT’s bullpen last year, hasn’t lived up to expectations, going 13-1 with a 6.92 ERA in 14 games. In his most recent outing, on April 23, he faced five batters and gave up one run on two hits in 1 1/3 innings at Daegu Samsung Electronics.

Samsung’s Yang Chang-seop, who has seen time in both the starting and bullpen roles this season, is 2-2 with a 9.10 ERA in 15 games and 28⅔ innings pitched, but struggled mightily in the first game of the second half, giving up three runs on three hits (one home run) in 1 1/3 innings with two walks and three strikeouts against KT in Daegu on April 21. He followed that up with a scoreless inning of one-hit ball against KT two days later. This is the third time this year that Yang has been sent to the second team.

SSG Kim Chan-hyung hasn’t done much for the first team this season, going 3-for-16 with a .188 batting average in 11 games since being called up from the Commerce Baseball Team (Armed Forces Athletic Corps). His most recent game was on September 9 against the Hanwha Eagles in Daejeon, and he hasn’t appeared in a starting or substitute role in over ten days.바카라사이트

In 60 games and 145 at-bats this season, Ki is batting .241 with 35 doubles, four home runs, 24 RBIs, and a .642 OPS. In the first part of the second half, a three-game series against the Lotte Giants from April 21-23, he took the field as a pinch-hitter in all three games.

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