Jang Hyun-sik (28) joins the KIA Tigers 1st team spring camp.
After completing the 1st spring camp schedule in Arizona, USA, KIA will start the 2nd camp in Okinawa, Japan from the 26th. Jang Hyeon-sik, who had been staying in the domestic rehabilitation group, joined the first team here and started preparing for his comeback this season.
Jang Hyun-sik underwent bone fragmentation and osteophyte removal in his right elbow after finishing his last season.안전놀이터 He has been diagnosed with at least 3 months. Considering his physical condition and pitching condition recovery schedule, it is true that it was unclear whether he would join the season opener or not in the spring camp. However, Jang Hyun-sik spurred preparations for his return by improving his condition in the rehabilitation group based on his quick recovery. Light pitching is expected to happen at the Okinawa camp. KIA coach Kim Jong-guk explained the background of Jang Hyun-sik’s second camp as “a level to help rehabilitate by throwing the ball in a warm place.”
However, joining the Okinawa camp does not mean that Jang Hyun-sik will join the opening entry. Pitching still in the rehabilitation process. There are many things to check, such as the bullpen, live pitching, and fielding in the Futures (2nd team) team. Director Kim predicted, “I don’t expect to join the opening entry right away. It is flexible depending on the condition, but if the verification process is properly digested, I think it will be possible to join the first team in late April or early May.”
If Jang Hyun-shik joins the KIA bullpen as planned, Pil Seung-jo will become a whole again. Last year, Jang Hyeon-shik, along with Jeon Sang-hyeon (27) and Jung Hae-young (22), built a Pilseungjo line called ‘JJJ’. Restarting the Pilseungjo line, which is considered top-notch in the KBO League, is considered a prerequisite for KIA to achieve more than just advancing to fall baseball this season.
In addition to Hyunsik Jang, new faces also appear at the Okinawa camp. Koh Jong-wook (34), Lee Woo-seong (29), and Choi Jeong-yong (27), who trained in Hampyeong, are newly joining the team. Coach Kim said, “It was a schedule that was planned before this camp,” and “I look forward to the effect of stamina arrangement through strengthening the competition system and rotation in actual practice.”