September Expansion Entry D-2, Who’s Up? The pool is obvious, but the commanders are struggling, why?

Posted on 30 August 2023 by

The KT-Samsung game in Suwon on Sept. 29 was canceled due to rain.

Prior to the game, KT Wiz manager Lee Kang-cheol and Samsung Lions manager Park Jin-man were asked side-by-side about the September expansion entry.

Both managers gave vague hints but did not mention any specific names.

Lee Kang-cheol said, “We don’t have any pitchers to add. I think we should go with the players we have here,” Lee said, laughing, “There is a player who is expected to be a beast.”

Kang Baek-ho, who is in the rehabilitation program, is the top candidate depending on his personal status. Pitcher Choi Seok-ho and catcher Kang Hyun-woo, who are both playing in the Futures League, are also strong candidates.

“We already have a pitcher and a bat,” Park said. However, we may need to make additional substitutions through today’s and tomorrow’s games, so we’ll wait until the day after tomorrow’s game to decide.”

Choi Ha-neul will be the starter for the doubleheader, with left-hander Lee Jae-ik to bolster the bullpen and Choi Ji-kwang available depending on his physical condition. Among the outfielders, Kim Dong-jin and Kim Ho-jae could be called up.

On September 1, each team’s roster will be expanded by five players. Given the Futures League pool and team reinforcement points, it’s easy to see who could make the cut.스포츠토토

The date is just three days away. However, the team managers are reluctant to name names. Why?

“Many players in the Futures League are waiting for the September expansion draft,” says Lee. In a way, it’s their last hope for the season. If we talk about it first, some players might be disappointed, and it might change at the last minute,” he said.

The Futures League players have been working hard to reach the first team, and for them, September is the beginning of hope.

Which players will take advantage of the expanded roster and fulfill their surprise potential in the first team. It’s the start of a fall that has fans of each team excited.



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