The SSG Landers, mired in a losing streak, have made changes to their bullpen.
Ahead of their home game 메이저놀이터 against the LG Twins on April 18 at SSG Landers Field in Incheon, SSG has canceled catcher Kim Min-sik, outfielder Oh Tae-gon, and pitcher Shin Heon-min. Catcher Lee Jae-won, infielder Jeon Eui-san, and pitcher Kim Ju-on were called up to fill the vacancies.
SSG recently suffered a shock sweep in a three-game series against Lotte. The bullpen collapsed, giving up a whopping 32 runs (10-7-15) in the three games, with Kim Min-sik, who started on the 15th and 17th and gave up double-digit runs, not escaping blame.
Oh Tae-gon, who is batting .150 (3-for-20) in his last 10 games, was removed from the roster for the first time this season. Shin Heon-min, who struggled in the 17th game, allowing six runs (five earned) on six hits in ⅔ of an inning in a nine-run eighth inning, was also dropped back to the second team one day after making the first team.
Lee Jae-won, who was removed from the first team roster on July 26, was recalled after about three weeks. Lee, who has struggled mightily this season with a .077 batting average (3-for-39) in 20 games, will once again have a chance to redeem himself in the first team.
Jeon Eui-san, who was expunged from the roster on June 22 due to a hamstring injury, also received a call-up to the first team after nearly two months. Kim Joo-on, who has one win, one save and two shutouts in 11 games in the Futures League this season with a 0.00 goals-against average, was called up to the first team for the second time in July.