Kang Baek-ho (24) of the kt Wiz participated in the training game for the training team and went to practice in about 3 weeks.
Kang Baek-ho started as the second hitter and right fielder in a practice game against the Hanwha Eagles training team held at the Iksan Baseball Stadium on the 1st. Last month, Kang Baek-ho entered a rest period to recover from physical and mental fatigue after dropping out of the first team due to cold symptoms. This game is the first real match in about three weeks since the match against the Lotte Giants on the 6th of last month.메이저놀이터
Kang Baek-ho struck out in the first at-bat, then hit a sacrifice fly in the second at-bat to score an RBI. The ball recorded a distance that was large enough to be caught right in front of the left-middle fence. The third at-bat was a shortstop grounder, the fourth at-bat was a strikeout, and the last at-bat was a third baseman’s floating ball, ending the game. The final score was 4 at-bats, no hits and 1 RBI.
KT coach Lee Kang-cheol announced Kang Baek-ho’s plan ahead of the NC Dinos game in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Suwon kt Wiz Park on the 1st. “(To join the first team) is still far away. I have to play in the Futures League,” he said. “I am a player who has to join the team, but I have to recover completely.” revealed
Last month (June), kt recorded a win rate of 0.652 with a season record of 15 wins and 8 losses, and is finding its own pace as time goes by. In addition, backup resources such as Moon Sang-cheol (32) and Ahn Chi-yeong (24), who are replacing Kang Baek-ho as first baseman and right fielder, are performing well, so there is no need to forcefully pull the call-up time.
Meanwhile, Kang Baek-ho played 49 games this season and recorded a batting average of 0.276 (50 hits in 181 bats), 5 homers, 29 RBIs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.771. One striking ability is certain, so if he recovers his condition and joins the first team, kt may have a new offensive option.