KIA Tigers running towards the end of the demonstration game.
However, Na Seong-beom (34) cannot find any record of appearances. 2023 After returning from the WBC (World Baseball Classic) national team, he joined the team training, but did not stand at bat in an exhibition game.
Na Seong-beom suffered calf muscle problems while joining스포츠토토 the WBC team. During the tournament, his condition did not improve. After returning to KIA, he was included in the starting lineup against Doosan in Gwangju on the 18th, but was also excluded after training. KIA coach Kim Jong-guk said, “I had a similar feeling during the call-up for the WBC (World Baseball Classic) national team, and I said that I felt that way yesterday as well.” Same. I plan to focus on treatment until the 20th, and after that, if the condition improves, I plan to digest the training. I am trying to adjust my condition to participate after that. However, Na Seong-beom’s participation has not yet been made.
Until the match against Gwangju NC on the 25th, KIA had 3 exhibition games remaining. After playing against NC in Gwangju on the 26th, on the 27th and 28th, we will play the final two series of demonstration games against Lotte in Busan. It is possible to look forward to his appearance at bat in the remaining schedule, but it is difficult to see that even this is highly likely when looking at his condition so far.
For this reason, there is a question mark on the possibility of Na Seong-beom joining the opening entry. Considering the nature of the fielder’s part, which does not take much time to adjust the condition compared to the pitcher, and the importance of Na Seong-beom in the KIA lineup, there is still weight in joining the opening entry. However, considering the long season, there is a possibility that Na Seong-beom will not insist on participating in the opening entry and opening game in that it is an advantage for the KIA to stand at bat in perfect condition.
If Na Seong-beom leaves, the composition of the central batting line will inevitably change. Socrates Brito (31) and Hwang Dae-in (27), who kept the center batting line last year, can hold out, and Choi Hyung-woo (40) can go in the direction of raising the batting order. However, it is not easy to put the burden on Choi Hyeong-woo, as he performed better in the lower batting order than in the batting order last year, and is resting due to physical condition problems after the game with LG in Gwangju on the 21st. Byun Woo-hyeok (23), who is wielding a strong blow during the exhibition game, is also worthy of mention as one of the alternatives.
The best scenario for KIA is for Na Seong-beom to regain his condition before the opening game and stand at bat. However, the trend so far is focused on ‘preparing an alternative’. KIA’s choice draws attention.