“Just by being on the bench…” Returning main catcher, ‘full of presence’ even without offense and defense
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Doosan registered catcher Yang Eui-ji ahead of the match against Kiwoom Heroes at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 22nd.
Yang Eui-ji, who signed a 4+2 year contract with Doosan for a total of 15.2 billion won before this season, recorded a batting average of 3.23 and 9 homers in 87 games, showing excellent performance in both offense and defense. However, after the KT game on the 5th, he was excluded from the first team entry on the 8th due to damage to the left flank muscle, and he devoted himself to rehabilitation.
Yang Eui-ji, who came to the first team after 14 days, was excluded from the starting lineup.
Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “It’s hard to play catcher in this series. (After injury) I haven’t played a single game yet. I’m cautious about suddenly using strength. Today, I play as a pinch hitter and don’t play defense.”
Coach Lee continued, “(Even in practice batting) hitting is not 100%. I have no choice but to be careful. Explained.
Although he was excluded from the starting lineup, he expected the ‘Yang Eui-ji effect’. As a catcher, you can give advice to junior catchers, and if you act as a pinch hitter at an important moment, it can be a sufficient pressure card for opponents.
Coach Lee said, “(Yang Eui-ji) just being on the bench is helpful. I wonder if he will play the game with a different atmosphere.”
Doosan team has Jo Su-haeng (center fielder) – Kim Jae-ho (shortstop) – Jose Rojas (left fielder) – Yang Seok-hwan (1st baseman) – Kim Jae-hwan (designated hitter) – Kim In-tae (right fielder) – Kang Seung-ho (2nd baseman) – Jang Seung-hyeon (catcher) – Heo Kyung-min ( Third baseman), the starting lineup was composed in order.