The best closer in the history of Korean-American baseball, who became the first to reach 500 saves, has been demoted to 안전놀이터 the second team. The move was interpreted as a way to hold him accountable for his behavior that spoiled the atmosphere as the team slipped to the bottom of the standings.
Samsung dropped 41-year-old closer Oh Seung-hwan from the first team ahead of an away game against KT at Katie Wiz Park in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, on April 18. In his place, the team registered Kim Si-hyun, 24.
The move is believed to be in response to the previous day’s situation. Oh Seung-hwan pitched the bottom of the eighth inning against KT on April 16 with a 6-4 lead and gave up a bunt single to Jung Joon-young and a double to Park Kyung-soo in the middle of the inning. Center fielder Kim Hyun-jun misjudged Park’s hit.
Oh Seung-hwan was replaced after giving up a sacrifice bunt to Ahn Chi-young. However, Oh showed his displeasure by throwing the ball into the stands instead of pitching coach Jung Hyun-wook, who was on the mound, and threw his glove away after returning to the dugout. As his nickname suggests, Seung-hwan doesn’t show much emotion, so the fans took notice.
In the end, Oh was demoted to the second team. 메이저놀이터순위 According to the Samsung team, Park Jin-man asked him to “think twice about his behavior” during a meeting.
This is the second time this season that Oh Seung-hwan has been demoted to the second team. Seung-hwan Oh was sent down to the second team after giving up three runs on five hits in five innings in his debut start against Kiwoom on March 3. While that was a relief appearance, this demotion is more of a reprimand.