KIA Hwang Dae-in (27) will finally return to practice. KIA manager Kim Jong-kook announced Hwang Dae-in’s participation in the Futures League match ahead of the “2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League” match against Lotte at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on the 28th.
Hwang Dae-in has no record of playing in the first division since the match against Suwon KT on the 7th. This is because a hamstring injury came.
Head coach Kim Jong-kook said, “Hwang Dae-in will join the Futures team from today (28th) and play in the game. “I’ve been training in technology little by little since before,” he said. Hwang Dae-in will start as the fourth batter and first baseman in the Futures League game against Lotte at Hampyeong-Kia Challengers Field.
When will Hwang Dae-in be able to return to the first division stage. Coach Kim Jong-kook is making a careful gesture. Head coach Kim Jong-kook said, “I think I should play a lot of games for now,” adding, “If I call up early, I think I should play steadily in the Futures League and check my condition.” First and second, preventing injuries comes first.
Hwang Dae-in marked his first double-digit home run in his career with a .238 13 home runs and 45 RBIs in 86 games in 2021, and last year, he batted in 129 games, the most since his professional debut.He served as a “solver” with 2,614 home runs and 91 RBIs. He had a pace to look at his first 100 RBIs.
Hwang Dae-in, who was evaluated as “breaking the egg” last season. However, he has appeared in 42 games this year, batting average.He showed a sharp drop in productivity with 243 three home runs and 22 RBIs. On top of that, he had a hard time with a hamstring injury.
That doesn’t mean that Hwang Dae-in’s 2023 season is over. He has now begun his return to the Futures League game. Currently, Choi Won-joon is the starting first baseman for KIA, and several players are taking turns as designated hitters. On top of that, if Hwang Dae-in recovers his troubleshooter instinct and returns to the first division stage, the firepower of KIA’s batters will be even stronger.
Meanwhile, KIA also registered catcher Han Seung-taek with the Futures team. Han Seung-taek will not start the Futures League game against Lotte and will be on the bench.