“We have to pay a ransom this year.” SSG Landers veteran pitcher Kim Kwang-hyun, who will leave early for the U.S. spring camp, expressed his sluggish determination to prepare for this season before leaving the country.
On the morning of the 25th, SSG Landers’ selection team left early through Terminal 2 of Incheon International Airport for spring camp.
Some of the SSG’s coaching staff, including coach Lee Soo-yong, and some of its players, including Choi Jeong and Kim Kwang-hyun, left Korea early ahead of the spring camp training. The main squad of the SSG team will depart Korea on Jan. 31. The SSG team will start its training on Feb. 1 at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex in Vero Beach, Florida.
Some of the team, including head coach Lee Sung-yong, Kim Kwang-hyun and Choi Jung, will leave early on the 25th to adjust to the local area, but will have individual training until February 1.
SSG, which will start scams in the United States from February 1st, will travel to Taiwan from February 25th to March 7th to continue its second camp.
Kim Kwang-hyun, who was interviewed on behalf of the team that is leaving early on the 25th, expressed his ambition to start this season.
Kim Kwang-hyun, who was born in 1988, said, “I want to do better this year in 2024, marking the second year of the dragon as a professional player.” It was not easy to control my condition early in the season due to participation in the WBC Championship last year, but I want to get off to a good start this year.
Ahead of this season, he said he would have a lot of conversations with Lee Sung-yong, who was newly appointed, and that he would lead his juniors well as a senior player in the team.
Kim Kwang-hyun recorded nine wins and eight losses in 30 games last year.
During the World Baseball Classic held in March ahead of the 23-year-old season, he was excluded from the first-team roster for causing a drinking controversy with his teammates Lee Yong-chan and Jung Chul-won. Kim Kwang-hyun, who was disciplined by the KBO for his alleged drinking controversy during his national team career, was even injured and could not have a normal season.
Kim Kwang-hyun pitched as the last pitcher of the Korean Series when he won the title for 22 consecutive seasons, and became a leading player in the championship. However, he failed to show off his performance as a veteran player last season due to drinking scandals, injuries and sluggishness.
Kim Kwang-hyun, the year of the dragon that marks his second year as a pro, expressed his new feelings ahead of the new season. “I also liked the team’s performance in the season that I did well,” Kim said. “I have to take good care of my juniors and do well to earn a high salary.” 마카오카지노
This year, he left the departure hall, pledging, “I will prepare well from the spring camp so that I can lead the team to the best of my ability without getting injured.”