KIA Tigers’ Choi Won-jun (26)메이저사이트 will play center field instead of first base.
“Won-jun Choi will play in the outfield today,” KIA manager Kim Jong-kook told reporters before the team’s away game against KT Wiz at Katie Wiz Park in Suwon on April 24.
Kim said, “Choi Won-jun made an error at first base, and I think he felt bad that it led to a run. He is psychologically shrinking, so I’m sending him to the outfield.”
Choi Won-jun started at first base against KT on April 22, but made a throwing error on Park Byung-ho’s grounder in the second inning. The error allowed second baseman Kim Min-hyuk to score the winning run. If Choi had caught the ball, he could have ended the inning, but he did not.
The error was a psychological setback for Choi. Choi Won-jun’s primary position is outfield, but with so many outstanding resources in the outfield, including Na Sung-beom, Socrates, Choi Hyung-woo, Lee Woo-sung, Lee Chang-jin, and Ko Jong-wook, Kim has been utilizing him at first base.
Choi Won-jun has been doing well in an unfamiliar position, but his mistakes in the 22nd game were painful. He was not a professional first baseman. As a result, Kim decided to start Byun Woo-hyuk at first base on the 24th and move Choi Won-jun to center field.
Meanwhile, KIA’s starting lineup for the 24th is Choi Won-jun (center field), Park Chan-ho (shortstop), Na Sung-beom (right field), Choi Hyung-woo (designated hitter), Kim Sun-bin (second base), Socrates (left field), Kim Tae-gun (catcher), Byun Woo-hyuk (first base), and Kim Do-young (third base). The starting pitcher is Panoida.