I just lost weight… Kang Baekho cold and sick on the train to Suwon
KT Wiz’s Kang Baek-ho packed his bags early due to a cold.
KT announced that Kang Baek-ho travelled to Suwon ahead of the game against the Lotte Giants at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 8th, along with starting pitcher Ko Young-pyo, Wes Benjamin, who is scheduled to start on the 9th, and Bo Schulcer, who is scheduled to start on the 10th.메이저사이트
Kang has been struggling with a cold lately. He batted well with a cold in a three-game series against the Doosan Bears last weekend, but his condition worsened in Busan. Kang Baek-ho, who started as the No. 3 designated hitter against Lotte on the 6th, was replaced by Moon Sang-chul in the seventh inning. After resting on the 7th, he was still not feeling well on the 8th, so he decided to travel to Suwon to rest first.
Kang Baek-ho has played in 49 games this season, batting .276 (50-for-181) with five home runs and 29 RBIs. He is second on the team in hits, tied for first in home runs, and first in RBIs, making him a key part of KT’s offence.
Kang, who was limited to 62 games last season due to two injuries, is batting just 2-for-58 (237 RBI) with six home runs and 29 RBI. After re-signing for 290 million won, a 47.3 per cent cut from the 550 million won he received last year in salary negotiations, Kang began working on his body in the winter to rehabilitate his reputation and showed good hitting form at the WBC.
In the KBO, he batted 2-for-8 with four home runs and 13 RBIs in April while being held back by lineup injuries, but was limited to 2-for-7 with one home run and 10 RBIs in May. In June, he showed signs of life, going 4-for-11 with a home run and five RBIs in four games, but was stopped by a cold.
Kang has struggled psychologically twice this year. Against Australia in the WBC, he was criticised by fans for making an unfortunate play that resulted in him being tagged out after hitting a double, and on 19 May against LG in Jamsil, he was criticised again when he threw a weak throw to the infielder with a runner on third base, allowing the runner from third to come home.
Currently, the KT team is experiencing a cold epidemic, making it difficult for players to manage their physical condition. Park Byung-ho is also suffering from a cold, and Kim Sang-soo had to stay home from the game on the 6th and was a substitute on the 7th.
KT starts a three-game series against the Kiwoom Heroes on the 9th. With foreign batsman Anthony Alford also missing, KT’s batting has been weakened and a healthy Kang Baek-ho is essential.