The Samsung Lions, who have slumped to the bottom of the league, have reshuffled their roster to shake things up.
The Samsung Lions announced on Thursday that they have changed their coaching staff. Kwon Oh-jun, the first-team bullpen coach, will move to the first-team pitching staff, Park Hee-soo, the reserve pitching coach, will move to the first-team bullpen, and Jung Hyun-wook, the first-team pitching coach, will move to the reserve pitching staff.”
“Battery coach Lee Jung-sik will move from the Futures to the first team and battery coach Chae Sang-byung will move down to the Futures.”
The Samsung Lions, along with the Lotte Giants, are the only two teams in the KBO to remain unchanged from last year. With eight championships, they are second only to the Kia Tigers for the most wins and the most Korean Series appearances (18).
However, Samsung, the ‘Famous’ team that has never finished last in the past 40 years, is in danger of finishing last for the first time since its inception. The team is in last place this season with 37 wins and 54 losses, barely above a .407 winning percentage.
In a three-game series against the KIA Tigers in Pohang on April 1-3, the team gave up a whopping 29 runs over the course of three games and went 1-2.
Oh Jae-il, who was removed from the first team roster on March 6, was recalled to the first team. Oh is batting 18-for-33 with seven home runs, 34 RBIs and a 0.614 OPS this season. Kim Ji-chan was sent down to the second team after feeling back pain during the game against KIA on March 3.
Oh Jae-il has been the captain of the Samsung team this season. However, with his demotion to the second team, Koo Ja-rook has been the interim captain.
The club added that with Oh’s enrollment in the first team, “Koo Ja-rook, who was the interim captain, has become the official captain.”메이저놀이터
Starting today, Samsung will play a three-game weekend series against the LG Twins, who have won seven straight games.