Home run derby on the 5th → All-Star Game failed due to shoulder pain on the 6th → 1st team canceled on the 7th…Hanwha’s Roh Si-hwan Leaves, Kim Kang-min Returns

Hanwha Eagles infielder Noh Si-hwan had a nightmarish All-Star break. Noh Si-hwan, who failed to play in the All-Star Game due to shoulder pain the day after his appearance in the Home Run Derby, even canceled his entry into the first division ahead of the start of the second half of the year. It is also a major negative factor for Kim Kyung-moon, who is seeking to advance to the semifinals through a major rebound in the second half of the year.퀸알바

Noh was selected as the coach’s recommendation for the 2024 KBO All-Star Game. Noh also played in the Home Run Derby on July 5, the eve of the All-Star Game. The player who participated in the home run derby was chosen by fan voting. With a total of 13,746, Noh entered the home run derby by ranking third behind Choi Jeong (22,906) and Kim Do-young (19,248 votes).

However, Noh failed to advance to the final round as he only hit one homer in the Home Run Derby. In addition, broadcast cameras caught him looking uncomfortable with his left shoulder after participating in the Home Run Derby.

The concern has finally become a reality. “Roh failed to play in the All-Star Game due to discomfort in his left shoulder,” a Hanwha official said ahead of the All-Star Game on Sunday. “Roh will move to Cheongju for MRI examination.”

Noh, who wore Hanwha’s uniform as the third overall in the second round of the 2019 first round, showed his full capacity last year with a batting average of 0.298/31 homers/101 RBIs. He also participated in the Hangzhou Asian Games and won the gold medal around his neck, emerging as a leading hitter in Korean baseball. With a batting average of 0.267/18 homers/60 RBIs in the first half of this season, Noh still fully played his role as a team-centered hitter.

However, Noh confirmed his absence early in the second half of the year due to the cancellation of the first-team entry on the 7th. Chances are high that the results of the examination went in the wrong direction. A big negative factor also hit manager Kim Kyung-moon, who sought to counterattack in the second half of the year with a soft landing by “Korean Monster” Ryu Hyun-jin and new foreign pitching duo Barria and Wise.

The Hanwha Eagles registered veteran outfielder Kim Kang-min as Noh Si-hwan was removed. Kim played in 36 games this season and posted a batting average of 0.270/17 hits/one homer/six RBIs. Since being removed from the first team roster on June 27 due to hamstring soreness, Kim has been focusing on recovery.

Hanwha also removed its head coach Chung Kyung-bae and pitching coach Park Seung-min from the first team at the same time. After making the decision to change the team’s coaching staff in the second half of the year, Kim plans to accompany head coach Yang Seung-kwan and pitching coach Yang Sang-moon.

Meanwhile, on the same day, the Bears removed veteran infielder Kim Jae-ho from the first division. Kim played in 29 games this season and posted a batting average of 0.250/14 hits/three RBIs. The Samsung Lions also removed coaches Kwon Oh-joon, Lee Byung-kyu, Lee Jung-sik, and Jeong Min-tae from the first division and added new coaches such as Jeong Dae-hyun, Kang Young-sik, Tachibana, and Chae Sang-byung.

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