There is a pitcher who is trying to write a success story for a release player on the Doosan mound. It is Kim Ji-yong (35).
Kim Ji-yong came out of the LG Twins at the end of the 2021 season. After joining in 2009, he played in the 2nd team for 5 years and started playing in the 1st team in earnest from the 2015 season. However, his position has narrowed as he has struggled with recent injuries and the like. He made just seven appearances in his last two seasons combined.
Kim Ji-yong, who thought that he had no place at LG anymore, requested to be released, and LG respected the will of the player and released him as a free person under mutual agreement. At the time, Doosan, which wanted to strengthen the bullpen스포츠토토, reached out, and Kim Ji-yong tasted the joy of extending his active service.
However, it did not see the light in Doosan either. He went 1-0 in 19 1/3 innings last season with an earned run average of 5.89. The only victory was the relief victory won in two innings against NC on July 12th.
Although he failed to make a comeback, he was given another chance after Lee Seung-yeop took office. He’s been named to the spring camp roster and is working hard.
On the 9th, I started pitching the bullpen. He sprayed the ball with some power. Yang Eui-ji received the ball from Kim Ji-yong, and the sound of being stuck in the mitt was different.
Yang Eui-ji was also greatly encouraged. He praised them by shouting “Nice”, “Good ball” and “Come on, GD”.
In the bullpen field that day, coach Lee Seung-yeop, instructor Hisanori Takahashi, and high-ranking officials from Doosan watched the pitching of the bullpen.
A high-ranking official looked at Kim Ji-yong’s pitching and said, “I threw less last year. My arm will be healthy. My ball has improved a lot. I think I will be able to use it a lot this year.”
Director Lee Seung-yeop also shouted “OK” and instilled confidence.
Will Kim Ji-yong successfully make a comeback and write a success story as a free kicker? It remains to be seen whether he will play a part in the Doosan bullpen.