Asian Games baseball team to wait and see, make roster changes

Faced with an unexpected injury setback to Lee Jung-hoo, the Hangzhou Asian Games baseball team will reportedly make changes to its roster as they wait to see what happens in the second half of the KBO regular season.

The Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) and the Korea Baseball Softball Association (KBSA) announced the final 24-man roster for the Hangzhou Asian Games baseball team on the 9th of last month.

Twenty-one players aged 25 or younger or in their fourth year of professional baseball were selected, along with three ’29 and under’ wildcards – Koo Chang-mo, Park Se-woong, and Choi Won-jun.

In line with the Asian Football Confederation’s rule that injured players can be replaced up to the last minute after the roster is announced, Ryu Jung-il, the national team’s head coach, will select a replacement for Lee Jung-hoo, who needs surgery on his left ankle.

The Hangzhou Asian Games kick off on 23 September, with baseball starting its schedule later in the competition on 1 October.

With regular league play continuing uninterrupted during the Asian Games, the baseball team will depart the country on 28 September.

The date of the national team’s convening is yet to be determined.

The status of Koo Chang-mo, who is rehabilitating after being diagnosed with a micro-tear in the flexor muscle between his elbow and wrist, will also need to be closely monitored.

Manager Ryu Jung-il and the KBO’s Strength and Conditioning Committee selected Koo Chang-mo for the squad based on the belief that he could return before the Asian Games, even though he last threw a pitch in early June.

With Koo Chang-mo’s status with the national team still unclear, the worst-case scenario is that Lee Jung-hoo will have to be replaced.

Given that professional teams are still in the midst of their regular season, the limit of three representatives per team will also have a significant impact on replacements.카지노사이트

Even if there is a player who can replace Lee Jeong-hoo and Koo Chang-mo, they cannot be selected if their team already has three representatives.

In the end, the national team and the KBO Power Enhancement Committee plan to wait and see what happens in the KBO before announcing the replacements en masse, taking into account the possibility of additional injuries.

Head coach Ryu Jung-il and assistant coach Ryu Ji-hyun are currently in Japan to scout for unemployed baseball players who have a good chance of making the team.

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