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Lee “Yang Hyun-jong” Lee (21-KIA), the heir apparent to Yang Hyun-jong, has thankfully escaped serious injury after complaining of shoulder pain. He is expected to return to action in 10 days, depending on the results of a hospital examination.

KIA manager Kim Jong-kook removed left-hander Lee Yi-ri from the first team roster and registered infielder Oh Sun-woo ahead of the team’s 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League game against KT Wiz at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on Wednesday.

The reason for the removal was a shoulder injury. Lee was pulled early from his start against Suwon KT on April 22 after allowing two runs on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts in four innings. With a pitch count of 76, he was well within his limit, but complained of left shoulder pain and gave way to Jang Hyun-sik in the fifth inning.

The injury to Lee, a pillar of the starting rotation and a member of the national team for next month’s Hangzhou Asian Games, put both KIA and the national team on edge. Fortunately, the injury was avoided.

“I was very worried, but he was diagnosed with a simple sprain. He didn’t even need an injection,” Kim said, adding, “He’s fine, but I think it’s better to take a turn off since he came too hard. I’ll be accompanying the first team, checking and training with them, but I’ll only rest for one turn,” he said.

The commander had noticed an abnormality in Yi-ri since the previous two days. His restraint was much slower than in the first inning. “In the second and third innings, he was throwing slower, but his pitches looked better than when he was throwing fast. I thought he was doing it on purpose, but after the inning, he said he had a feeling of tightness,” Kim recalled.메이저사이트

Lee’s injury was reportedly minor enough that he didn’t need to be removed from the first team. “It’s just a simple inflammation, so the hospital said I can just throw next turn, but I have to give him one turn off because he came without rest. It’s the best of both worlds.”

With Lee’s injury expunged, KIA will need a replacement starter for the Gwangju NC on the 29th. Coach Kim said, “Due to the rain cancellation today, the starting pitcher will be pushed back by one day. Panoni will pitch tomorrow, and Sanchez, Yang Hyun-jong, and Yoon Young-chul will start the Hanwha series on the weekend.” “We need a replacement starter on Tuesday next week, and we are keeping an eye on Hwang Dong-ha and Kim Yoo-shin,” he said.

Meanwhile, the ninth game of the season between KIA and KT, which was scheduled to take place on the same day, was canceled due to rain.