Busy Hanwha on the way, even bad news for injuries… Lee Myung-gi out for up to 5 months

Injured bad news hit Hanwha, who was busy on the way. Veteran outfielder Lee Myung-gi (36) will be away for up to four to five months. At least the first half is out. 

Hanwha, who was at the bottom with 1 win and 4 losses in the opening 5 games, excluded Lee Myung-ki from the first team entry ahead of the match against SSG in Daejeon on the 8th. It was because of an injury sustained in the SSG match the previous day (7th). 메이저사이트

Before the game on the 8th, Hanwha coach Carlos Subero said, “Lee Myung-gi’s surgery went well, but he won’t be able to play for 4-5 months.

Lee Myung-gi, who started as the designated hitter number 7 in the game on the 7th, went to base with a left-handed hit in the 5th inning, and then stole second base when Park Sang-eon was at bat. However, he injured his ankle after taking a bases first shot with his left foot, when his right back foot was snapped by the acceleration. 

Lee Myeong-gi, who complained of extreme pain and grabbed his right ankle, was immediately put on a stretcher and moved to Chungnam National University Hospital. An X-ray examination revealed a fracture of the distal right fibula. 

Lee Myung-gi, who made his first-team debut at SK (currently SSG) in 2008 and came to Hanwha after passing through KIA and NC, is a proven alternate hitter with a career batting average of 30% (.306) in 14 seasons until this year. In February, he was signed and traded from NC to Hanwha through a free agency contract worth up to 100 million won per year. 

He was expected to be a veteran player who would add depth to Hanwha’s outfield, but he had to leave the team due to an unexpected injury. His first three games of the season were 2-for-10 with a batting average of 2.2, 2 RBI, 1 walk and 1 stolen base.

Meanwhile, Hanwha called right-handed outfielder Jang Un-ho in place of Lee Myung-gi. In addition, right-hander Joo Hyun-sang was lowered and left-hander Kim Ki-joong was called up. Accordingly, left-handed setup man Kim Bum-soo takes over as temporary finisher in place of Jang Si-hwan.  

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