Reporter Sangjin Oh = SSG Landers’ ‘Living Legend’ Choi Jeong (36) withdrew from the competition for the home run title.
SSG deleted Choi Jeong from the first team lineup ahead of the home game against Kiwoom Heroes held at Incheon SSG Landers Field on the 13th. Kang Jin-seong was called up to fill the vacant position.
According to the SSG club, the reason Choi Jeong was expelled from the first team was due to minor damage to his left hamstring. Choi Jeong-eun suffered a hamstring injury while running base in the game against the KIA Tigers on the 10th.
SSG is in 3rd place with 4 games remaining, including the game on the 13th, but the ranking has not been confirmed. SSG faced a major crisis due to the departure of leading hitter Choi Jeong in a situation where SSG desperately needed a third-place scorer to gain an advantage in fall baseball.메이저놀이터
It’s also an unfortunate situation for Choi Jeong. Choi Jeong-eun was still showing his class by recording a batting average of 0.297, 29 home runs, 87 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.936 in 128 games this season. While he was chasing home run leader Noh Si-hwan (31, Hanwha Eagles) by two and was challenging for his fourth home run title, Choi Jeong-eun ended the regular season first due to injury. Choi Jeong-eun, who missed achieving his sixth 30 home run by one, also had his career record of 460 home runs postponed to next season (458 home runs).
With Choi Jeong leaving due to injury, Noh Si-hwan’s reign as home run king was virtually confirmed. With the end of the regular season just around the corner, Noh Si-hwan has a wide gap with 3rd place Chae Eun-seong (23), 4th place Austin Dean (22), and 5th place Yang Seok-hwan (21) in the home run category, so he is on the verge of winning his first home run title. I left it.