‘Trade’ Kim Dong-gyu to make starting debut against ‘Chinjung’ LG on 13th

Kiwoom Heroes’ high school graduate rookie pitcher Kim Dong-kyu (20) will make his KBO League starting debut against his former team LG Twins.

Head coach Hong Won-ki met with reporters ahead of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League LG Twins at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 12th and announced Kim Dong-kyu as the starting pitcher for the game on the 13th.

Kim Dong-kyu, who was nominated 메이저사이트 by LG as the 17th-ranked player in the second round of the 2023 Rookie Draft, left LG through trade on July 29 and moved to Kiwoom. Kiwoom gave up key pitcher Choi Won-tae, receiving Kim Dong-kyu, outfielder Lee Ju-hyung, and the right to nominate in the first round of the 2024 rookie draft.

Lee Ju-hyung and Choi Won-tae, who changed their uniforms, have already held transfer ceremonies, but Kim Dong-kyu has gained professional experience in the second division.

Kim Dong-kyu will now play his first game in the first division after the transfer, and coincidentally, he will start the game against LG. Kim Dong-kyu’s first-tier record is only for LG and pitching ⅓ innings against the Hanwha Eagles on June 10. This is the first time for both starting and dealing with the home team.

Initially, it was ace Ahn Woo-jin’s turn to play in the game on the 13th. However, as Ahn Woo-jin, who needs management, skipped the mound once, a “alternative starting pitcher” was needed, and Kim Dong-kyu was tapped.

Head coach Hong laughed, saying, “A very tall pitcher (Kim Dong-kyu’s height is 195cm) will start tomorrow,” and added, “I don’t want to burden the player.” “As a starting pitcher, I’m trying to judge the possibility, performance, and control,” he said.

The fact that the first game of the transfer is the home team can put a lot of pressure on new pitchers. In particular, LG has a strong batting lineup, ranking first in the team batting average (0.281).

In response, Hong said, “It may be a little cruel, but if you shake off that fear and gain confidence, you can get a lot of energy.” “I hope tomorrow’s game will serve as the foundation for growth,” he told Kim Dong-kyu.

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