‘Return after 1 year and 6 months’ Hanwha Oh Seon-jin “An annotation will fill the void”

Correspondent Moon Dae-hyeon = Infielder Oh Seon-jin (34), who left the Samsung Lions and returned to his former team, the Hanwha Eagles, made up his mind to fill the void left by Ha Joo-seok (29), who was forced to quit due to drunk driving.

Oh Seon-jin, who joined Hanwha in 2008, has been active as a one-club man for more than 10 years, and in June 2021, he suddenly moved the team when he was traded with Lee Seong-gon of Samsung.

After performing well as a backup infielder at Samsung, he qualified as a free agent (FA) after the end of last season and made a comeback after signing a 1+1 year contract with Hanwha for a total of 400 million won. It wasn’t his big deal, but it meant he was called up again by the team he traded for.

Hanwha was in need of experienced infield resources. This is because shortstop Ha Joo-seok, who has played a key role as captain for the past two years, was caught drunk driving in November of last year and received a 70-game disciplinary action from the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO).

Through Oh Seon-jin, Hanwha can immediately secure power, and at the same time, it is possible to expect the growth of infield resources Park Jung-hyun, Han Kyung-bin, and Moon Hyun-bin, who are still lacking in experience.

It is not certain whether Oh Seon-jin will be able to take the starting shortstop position from the beginning of the season, but it is true that his status within the team has risen more than before. As a player who signed a free agent contract and rejoined the club, he has to do his part as a veteran on and off the field. 스포츠토토

Oh Seon-jin was also well aware of this.

Oh Seon-jin recently showed a relaxed appearance, saying, “It’s been a while since I’ve returned to Hanwha, but I don’t feel unfamiliar. I just thought ‘I’d rather prepare for another season’.”

Oh Seon-jin, who has become a member of the senior level, said, “Anyway, I have a lot of responsibility. I am the oldest in the field team, but I am going to camp with the mindset of helping my juniors in the defensive part.” We have to think about it and work hard together. I want to give a lot of help to my juniors.”

Regarding Moon Hyun-bin, a promising player who joined Hanwha with the 11th overall in the 2nd round of the 2023 rookie draft, “I saw him appearing on the entertainment program ‘Strongest Baseball’, and he was so good that he wondered if he was a high school student.” There will be,” he expected.

Oh Seon-jin, who had a somewhat satisfactory year in the batting division last year with a batting average of 0.276 (74 hits in 268 at-bats), 3 homers, 24 RBIs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.668 in 100 games, predicted that she would put up a more solid defense this season.

He said, “In terms of hitting, I gained confidence last year. I have to think about this feeling well and prepare hard this year as well.”

He added, “I know the color of Hanwha better than anyone else. Not everyone can change overnight, but just a little bit of each change will make a big difference to the team.”

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