Poor performance at 100% → waiver of free agency → frustration due to injury… A sincere man with 600 hits from Samsung, there are no more trials.

He bloomed late with extraordinary sincerity, but an unexpected slump hit and he had to give up his first FA rights in his life. I never thought there would be the ordeal of injury on top of that.스포츠토토

But there are no more trials. Samsung veteran outfielder Kim Heon-gon (35) is back. Samsung registered Kim Heon-gon as a first-team entry ahead of the game against Lotte held at Munsu Stadium in Ulsan on the 5th. Kim Heon-gon, who had disappeared due to a back injury, was finally named to the first team for the first time this season.

Kim Heon-gon, who fully became a starting outfielder in 2017, his 7th year as a professional, had the best moment of his baseball life in 2018 when he appeared in 141 games and recorded a batting average of .300, 11 home runs, 71 RBIs, and 22 stolen bases. Kim Heon-gon, who had a batting average of .297 with 5 home runs, 46 RBI, and 10 stolen bases in 2019, followed by a batting average of .248 with 3 home runs, 34 RBI, and 7 stolen bases in 2020, and a batting average of .281 with 4 home runs, 27 RBI, and 5 stolen bases in 2021, fell into the worst batting slump last year and his batting average dropped. He suffered the humiliation of only hitting .192 with 1 home run and 20 RBI. In particular, he was unexpectedly thrust into the spotlight as he suffered the humiliation of being hitless in 43 consecutive at-bats. In the end, after the season ended, he was so shocked that he even gave up on applying for free agency.

But this time, there was the ordeal of injury. Kim Heon-gon, who had to focus on rehabilitation due to a back injury, was finally able to return to the first team in September. In the Futures League, the actual review has been completed after playing 5 games.

Samsung coach Park Jin-man did not spare encouragement to Kim Heon-gon, who returned to the first team after a long rehabilitation. Coach Park Jin-man said, “Kim Heon-gon has suffered a lot. He has undergone several procedures and had a long rehabilitation period.” He added, “Futures said his movements are good. He has done something for the team so far, and we need to think about next year as well. He needs to play for the last month and get a feel for it.” “I will,” he said. Coach Park Jin-man then added, “He is a player who shows very good defense and has excellent shoulder throw ability, so we will use him according to the situation.”

Kim Heon-gon came out as a pinch hitter in the top of the 9th inning on this day and made his return to the first team. The result was a fly out by the second baseman. He couldn’t get full from the first drink. Attention is being paid to when Kim Heon-gon, who has accumulated 600 hits in his career so far, will be able to hit his first hit on his return and the 601st hit in his career. His task for the remaining month is to fire off a signal of resurrection.

Meanwhile, Samsung excluded Kim Dong-yeop, a right-handed slugger, from the first team entry on the 4th. Manager Park Jin-man explained the reason for excluding Kim Dong-yup from the first-team entry, saying, “Kim Dong-yup was excluded from the first-team entry because we judged that he lacked a lot of sense when playing as a designated hitter or pinch hitter.” Kim Dong-yeop has a batting average of .264 with 5 home runs and 18 RBIs in 58 games this season, and the home run he hit against Sajik Lotte on June 28 remains his last home run this season.

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