Reporter Lee Dae-ho = SSG Landers, who returned home empty-handed from a three-game series against Busan, dropped catcher Kim Min-sik from the first-team roster in an effort to shake things up.
SSG removed Kim Min-sik, captain Oh Tae-gon, and pitcher Shin Heon-min from the roster ahead of their game against the LG Twins at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on April 18.
According to the SSG organization, Kim Min-sik is a resting adjustment, while Oh Tae-gon is out of the first team due to a bad thigh muscle.
SSG lost all three games of a midweek series against the Lotte Giants, putting a red light on second-place Suwon.
With 55 wins, 44 losses, one tie, and a 0.556 winning percentage, second-place SSG has stretched its lead over first-place LG to seven games, and is only marginally ahead of third-place KT WIZ with no wins.
SSG named catcher Lee Jae-won, infielder Jeon Eui-san, and pitcher Kim Ju-on to the first team roster.
The Hanwha Eagles left second baseman Jung Eun-won, the No. 1 overall pick, and pitcher Kim Seo-hyun off the first team.
Jung has underperformed this season with a .228 batting average, while Kim struggled with his control in his debut start against the Changwon NC Dinos on April 17, giving up three runs on four hits and four walks in two innings.
In their place, Hanwha called up outfielder Choi In-ho and pitcher Nam Ji-min to the first team.
Kiwoom Heroes recalled pitcher Chung Chan-heon from the first team due to a bad back and registered outfielder Joo Sung-won.
The Samsung Lions and KIA Tigers will have their starting second basemen return to the first team side by side.
Samsung registered Kim Ji-chan and expunged infielder Kim Ho-jae, while KIA called up Kim Sun-bin and sent down infielder Hwang Dae-in.스포츠토토
NC returns starting third baseman Seo Ho-cheol, who was briefly out of the lineup due to injury, and designated infielder Oh Young-soo for assignment.
In addition, Doosan Bears infielder Park Ji-hoon, Lotte Giants pitcher Lee In-bok and KT pitcher Lee Sun-woo joined the first team roster, while Doosan outfielder Kim Dae-hyun, Lotte pitcher Kim Tae-wook and KT pitcher Kim Young-hyun were dropped to the second team.