Ahn Kwon-soo (Lotte Giants), who was wielding a fire bat during the demonstration game, fell while playing catch during an inning shift and was suddenly replaced.
Ahn Kwon-soo started as a right fielder and first hitter in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League demonstration game against the Hanwha Eagles held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 25th, but was replaced before the defense in the beginning of the 4th inning.
Ahn Kwon-soo, who was released from the Doosan Bears after last season, will start playing in a Lotte uniform this year. Ahn Kwon-soo was hardly able to raise his pace during the spring training camp in Okinawa, Japan, as he could hardly produce hits. However, he was different in the exhibition game. Before the game on the 25th, Ahn Kwon-soo played in 9 demonstration games and swung a fire bat with 13 hits, 4 RBIs, 7 runs, a batting average of 0.650, and an OPS of 1.402.메이저사이트
However, he was replaced on the 25th due to a sudden injury and made the fans’ hearts sink. While playing catch with center fielder Kim Min-seok ahead of the defense in the top of the 4th inning with Lotte leading 1-0, Ahn Kwon-soo suddenly fell backwards and could hardly get up from the ground. The trainers hurriedly checked Ahn Kwon-soo’s condition, and Ahn Kwon-soo limped back to the bench.
Fortunately, Ahn Kwon-soo avoided a major injury such as a hamstring injury that would require a long absence. An official from Lotte said, “Ahn Kwon-soo has cramps in the right calf muscle,” and “was replaced to protect the player.”
[Lotte Ahn Kwon-soo is smiling after hitting a hit in the top of the 5th inning against NC in the ‘2023 Professional Baseball Demonstration Game’ held at Changwon NC Park on the morning of the 24th. Photo = Reporter Kwak Gyeong-hoon email@example.com