KIA Tigers infielder Yoon Do-hyun has been named to the first team for the first time in his career.
Manager Kim Jong-kook named Yoon Do-hyun to the first team roster ahead of the team’s game against the LG Twins at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on Monday. Instead, he sent Hong Jong-pyo down to the second team.
Yoon was a promising shortstop at Gwangju Il-Go, where he was drafted with the second overall pick in the 2022 rookie class. He is a classmate of Kim Do-young, a shortstop from Dongseong High who was selected first overall.
He caught the eye in spring training last February with his hot bat and grit. However, in an exhibition game, he collided with third baseman Kim Do-hyung while handling a hit ball and fractured the metacarpal bone in his left hand.안전놀이터
He spent a year in rehabilitation, unable to play for the Futures. This year, he prepared well for the season with the second team, but was sidelined again with a hamstring injury. Since May 3, she has been playing for the Futures and is batting 2-for-3 with seven doubles, three home runs, and six RBIs.
With his defense and one-hit power, he’ll likely be used as a pinch hitter.