“I don’t want to work with a sick player.”먹튀검증
Lotte Acting Manager Lee Jong-woon met with reporters ahead of the 16th game of the season against KT held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 21st and classified foreign hitter Nico Goodrum, who has recently emerged as the team’s biggest concern, as an out-of-strength player.
Goodrum recently complained of thigh muscle pain and underwent a hospital examination. As a result of the examination, no special abnormalities were found, but the player repeatedly complained of pain and had to rest for about 10 days after the game against Changwon NC on the 9th. Afterwards, on the 19th, he hit the field as a pinch hitter in the Sajik Kiwoom game, but was forced to retire due to a double play.
Acting manager Lee said, “I heard on the 19th that he was in good health, so I used him as a pinch hitter, but when I saw him running after hitting, he looked not in perfect condition,” and added, “He said he was okay, but I don’t want to work with a sick player. We need to use players who are physically fit. “He has no desire to play in the current situation,” he said, giving off a negative nuance to the use of the old drum.
He said, “You have to be in good physical condition to be able to hit. It’s okay to say that you will use that player in the current situation. “We need to use players who are in good condition,” he said emphatically.
So, how about excluding Gudrum from the first team entry and calling up a young player from the Futures League to prepare for the future? Regarding this, Acting Director Lee said, “That is a very difficult problem. “Because he is a foreign player, all I can say is that we use the player in the best condition,” he said.
On July 11, Goodrum wore a Lotte uniform as a replacement for Jack Rex as a foreign player with an annual salary of 400,000 dollars (about 500 million won). He attracted great expectations as a right-handed hitter and outfield utility player with a career of 402 games in the major leagues.
However, when I opened the lid, I saw that major leaguers were a past glory. In 37 games, he had a low batting average of .206, 20 RBI, and a slugging percentage of .343, and he made as many as 11 errors in 37 games, becoming a nuisance in Lotte’s ranking battle.
Goodrum participated in pre-training with the team at Suwon KT Wiz Park on this day, but was not included in the starting lineup. It seems likely that he will be classified as out of power for the remainder of the season and end his career in Korea.
Meanwhile, Lotte, which faces exclusion from KT selection, is Kim Min-seok (center fielder) – Lee Jeong-hoon (designated hitter) – Jeong Hoon (first baseman) – Jeon Jun-woo (left fielder) – Yoon Dong-hee (right fielder) – Park Seung-wook (second baseman) – Yoo Kang-nam (catcher) – Noh Jin-hyuk (shortstop) ) – Lee Hak-ju (third baseman) formed the starting lineup. The starting pitcher is Na Kyun-an.