There is a leadoff hitter who is not enjoying the KT Wiz’s second-place miracle. It’s Kang Baek-ho. He’s been sent down to second base twice for breaks because of physical exhaustion.

Now he’s back on his feet. “Kang Baek-ho joined the fostering group today,” KT manager Lee Kang-cheol said, “and now he will start technical training in earnest.”

Since joining the team in 2018, Kang Baek-ho has been the centerpiece of the KT batting order, consistently batting in the middle of the order. In 2021, he batted fourth and helped KT win its first championship. No one doubted his rise to the top.

Last year, however, he faced his first setback. He took a long break due to an injury, and when he returned, he struggled to hit.

His salary had been rising every year, but this year, he signed a contract for 29 million won, a 47.3 percent reduction of 260 million won. Kang Baek-ho prepared for this season with great determination.

Although he had a disappointing showing at the World Baseball Classic in March, he was praised for his good hitting and preparation.

In the regular season, he started off well, but slumped in May and was criticized by fans for his poor defense. He then struggled psychologically and was sent down to the second team for a break. He returned in July, but was sent down again at the start of the second half.

The long break led to questions about whether Kang would be able to play at the Asian Games 소닉카지노.

“He’s not injured, so if he prepares from now on, he can go to the Asian Games,” Lee said. “If he’s in shape to train and play, he can go before September.”

This season, Baek-ho Kang is batting 2-for-6 with 53 runs (203 at-bats), six home runs and 32 RBIs in 57 games.

Kang Baek-ho will need to show the power he once had to fuel KT’s rise to the top of the standings and serve as the center fielder at the Asian Games, where Lee Jung-hoo was sidelined with an injury.

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