LG Twins Lee Jae-won (24) speeds up his return to the first team. 

LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop announced on the 27th ahead of the match against SSG Landers in Jamsil, “Lee Jae-won will start playing in the 2nd group game from the 28th (13:00 Icheon match against Doosan).” 

Lee Jae-won is the resource that manager Yeom Gyeong-yeop, who took the baton from this season, is expecting the most. Taking Park Byeong-ho as an example during the Nexen Heroes (now Kiwoom) days, he said, “I want to raise Lee Jae-won as LG’s number 4 hitter.” 

‘Jamsil Big Boy’ Lee Jae-won proved his potential last year by hitting 13 home runs (85 games batting average, 0.224, 43 RBIs). It was a career high season. Coach Yeom persuaded Lee Jae-won, who applied for the Sangmu baseball team after taking the new command tower in November of last year, to withdraw his enlistment plan. 

Lee Jae-won, who was considered the ‘key player’ this season, suffered a microscopic injury to his left side in the spring camp. Right before the opening, the same part was injured again, so the time to join was delayed. 

Manager Yeom Gyeong-yeop expressed his intention not to rush to call up the first team. He said, “If the evaluation is that the hitting feeling is good, he will be promoted to the first team.” 

But he was soon convinced that “it won’t take long to get the feel of the game.”  스포츠토토

Because they ordered special training. Director Yeom said, “During the rehabilitation period, Lee Jae-won continued to practice watching a batting ball at 150 km/h. Haruge devoted himself to batting training while watching 500 balls (thrown by a pitching machine).” Because of this, he believes it won’t take long for him to regain his senses against the pitcher’s ball in the Futures League and first team. 

LG ranks first in team batting average this season. 

Oh Ji-hwan returned after recovering from an injury last week, and Kim Hyun-soo, who missed three games in a row, is expected to return to the starting lineup from the KIA Tigers match on the 28th. If Lee Jae-won returns, the team’s batting line is expected to gain more strength from the starting lineup as well as the pinch hitter. 

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