Kiwoom Heroes center fielder Lee Jung-hoo (25) has started posting. Interest is building in which major league team he will play for.
In the meantime, Kiwoom mound center Ahn Woo-jin (24), who underwent elbow surgery, will begin his military service.
According to the Kiwoom organization, Ahn will begin his military service as a social service worker on December 18. He will be demobilized on September 17, 2025.
After graduating from Humungo and joining Nexen in the first round of the 2018 draft, Ahn became one of the best starting pitchers in the KBO with a fastball in the mid-to-high 150 kilometers per hour and a slider in the 140s.
But he overcame a lot to get to this point. Ki was supposed to be a starter in his first year, but a 50-game suspension was handed down after he was found guilty of bullying in high school. He was unable to attend spring training because of this, so he trained privately and was able to join the team in late May when his suspension was over. His first year was a lackluster one. In 20 games, he went 2-4 with a 7.19 ERA. In 2019, she won seven games (five losses), but her ERA was slightly higher at 5.20.
After struggling with injuries, Ahn finally came into his own last year. In 30 games, he went 15-8 with a 2.11 ERA and 224 strikeouts. He won the ERA and strikeout titles. 바카라사이트 He won the Golden Glove for pitching.
In the postseason, Ahn continued to pitch well.
Despite not being 100% due to blisters on his fingers, he posted a 1.50 ERA in 12 innings in two semi-final games against the KT Wiz and pitched six innings of two-run ball in Game 1 of the playoffs against the LG Twins. In the Korean Series against the SSG Landers, he also played the role of ace, posting a 2.08 ERA in 8⅔ innings over two games. With Ahn Woo-jin in the lineup, Kiwoom was able to match SSG’s performance in the Korean Series.
His performance continued this season. He went 9-7 with a 2.39 ERA in 24 games. With Lee Jung-hoo out with an injury, Seung-woon’s batting struggled, and then Ahn Woo-jin was injured as well. After pitching six innings of five hits, one walk and three strikeouts against the SSG Landers on August 31, he felt pain in his elbow and was diagnosed with a torn medial elbow ligament after a medical examination. Out for the season.
Traveled to the United States in September and underwent surgery at the Kellan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles, Calif. Dr. Neil Elatrache, who also performed Tommy John surgery on Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto), performed the surgery. The surgery will keep him out until midway through the 2024 season, and Ahn has opted to enlist in the military to fulfill his military obligation.
Ahn said, “Thank you to the fans who have always supported me. I will return after completing my military service in good health. I will return after completing my military service in good health,” she said in her farewell to her fans.
Ahn Woo-jin threw steadily for six years despite missing time due to injury.
I wonder when he will be able to go abroad after his military service. However, there were many years when he missed time due to injuries, so he did not fulfill the 145 days of free agency. There were only two years where I exceeded 145 days: 2022 (169 days) and 2023 (164 days). In 2018, only 97 days were spent with the first team, and in 2019, only 107 days were spent with the first team. 2020 was 15 days short at 130 days, and 2021 was 6 days short at 139 days.
The shortfall can be made up by adding days between seasons, i.e. 2018 and 2019 can be combined to make up 204 days for a season, and 2020 and 2021 can be combined to make up 269 days for a season.
However, if you have enough enrollment for one season, you cannot split it up and add it to another season. In other words, if the 2020 season is 130 days long, you cannot give 48 days to 2018, 38 days to 2019, and 6 days to 2021 to fill three years.
As a result, Ahn Woo-jin, who played for six years, has only four years of eligible free agency.
So he has to play three more years after resolving his military issues as a social service worker. If he earned points in international competitions, he could make up the missing years, but that’s not possible because he was banned from the national team for school violence. He must play a full season, meaning he must play three healthy seasons starting in 2026, 카지노사이트 순위 and only after the end of the 2028 season can he seek permission from Kiwoom to go overseas via post. If Kiwoom doesn’t give him permission, he can play one more season and become a free agent after the 2029 season.
A childhood mistake of school bullying hindered his big dreams. While Lee will be able to play in the major leagues at age 26, Ahn could be on the mound as early as age 30.