Since returning to his team, he has not yet played a real game. When will Na Seong-beom come back?
KIA Tigers Na Seong-beom participated in the 2023 WBC (World Baseball Classic) as a national representative. As the national team failed to pass the first round of the WBC and was eliminated, the players were able to return to their teams sooner than expected. Kiwoom Heroes Lee Jung-hoo and Kim Hye-seong returned to Korea on the 14th and went to the baseball field the next day. Kim Hye-seong started the demonstration game right away from the 15th, and Lee Jung-hoo from the 16th.
Among the KIA players who were selected for the national team, Yang Hyeon-jong and Lee Eui-ri played one demonstration game. Since both are starting pitchers, I haven’t definitely increased the number of pitches yet, but it’s in the process of increasing. 토토사이트
However, Na Seong-beom has not yet played a single game. Because he still has left calf pain. It’s a part that he didn’t like in the WBC national team, but even after returning to his team, the pain remains. Initially, coach Kim Jong-guk left open the possibility that Na Seong-beom might return on the 22nd or 23rd after taking a break, but it was delayed further. Coach Kim met with reporters ahead of the exhibition match against SSG Landers, which was canceled in the rain on the 23rd, and said, “My calves are still not good. I feel uncomfortable. As early as Sunday’s game (26th against Gwangju NC) or Busan away game (27-27). I think I will appear in the match against Lotte on the 28th.”
Actually, there is nothing urgent because it is still an exhibition game. There is no need to overdo it. Complete recovery of the injured area is the first priority. However, since the opening is about a week away, the condition of Na Seong-beom, the key hitter, is very important. This is because it may take more time to recover that sense if you face the opening ceremony in a state where you have lost the sense of actual combat. A lot depends on his condition as he is the hitter who should play the most important role in the KIA’s batting order this year as well.