138-win legend “I was surprised when I received the ball” admiration… Lotte Park Jin, ‘converted to official player’, rose to the 1st team!
The pitcher, who surprised coach Bae Young-soo, the legend of ‘138 professional wins’, was called to the first team.
Lotte Giants right-hander Park Jin is the main character.메이저놀이터
Prior to the 7th game of the season against the KIA Tigers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 3rd, Lotte registered pitcher Jin Park as a first-team entry and canceled catcher Ji Ji-wan. Originally, he was scheduled to join the first team the day before, but the call-up was delayed for a day due to the process of transitioning from a foster player to a full-time player.
After joining Lotte in the 2019 2nd 4th round 38th, Park Jin spent most of his time in the Futures League. In the first team, it was all about 2 games in 2019. The first-team performance that year was an average ERA of 9.00 per inning.
Even after his military service, he played in the Futures League for two years from 2021. His career performance in the Futures League, including this year, is 57 games, 146⅓ innings, 5 wins, 10 losses, 3 holds, 4 saves, and an average ERA of 5.41.
Before the game on the 3rd, coach Larry Sutton said, “Coach Young-soo Bae said that Park Jin’s ball was good, and I heard that he is a player who plays well in the 2nd team.” “I know him as a player with a good mentality. I hope he can achieve success in the first team as a foundation,” he explained the background of giving Park Jin a chance.
Pitching coach Bae Young-soo, who watched the players’ training the day before, returned to the dugout and exclaimed, “I was surprised to receive Park Jin’s ball.” Attention is focusing on whether Park Jin, who has no first-team pitching record for more than four years after the Sajik NC match on May 2, 2019, will contribute to the Lotte mound.