The SSG Landers have released ‘first round pick’ right-hander Lee Won-jun for ‘bat assault’.
“The SSG held its own disciplinary committee on the 12th and decided to expel Lee Won-jun, who recently came under fire for his bat assault behavior,” the team said in a statement. “The club judged this to be a serious matter that hinders the development of professional baseball. We have decided to take the strongest sanction available to the club, which is expulsion.”
The incident occurred on the 6th. Second-team infielder A gathered a group of players younger than him at SSG Futures Field in Ganghwa, Incheon, and ordered them to dress up. The reason given was that infielder B was being arrogant.
Afterward, pitcher C called B over and reportedly hit him twice on the buttocks with a baseball bat. Another player, D, who had also received a slap, rallied the players and gave them another slap.
SSG said on the 11th, “After becoming aware of the incident on the 7th, we reported it to the KBO Clean Baseball Center and requested an investigation. We interviewed the players involved over the weekend and wrote a report. We have submitted it to the KBO.” “We apologize for the incident. The players involved have been suspended from training and games. The KBO is currently investigating, and the club will actively pursue the investigation. We will follow up with the KBO after the results of the investigation are announced.”
C is Lee Won-jun, who assaulted Player B with a bat. SSG pulled the knife on Lee Won-jun before the results of the KBO’s punishment committee came out. They decided it was more serious than a fling.
After graduating from Yatapgo, Lee joined the SK Wyverns (now SSG) with the first pick in the 2017 KBO Rookie Draft. In his first-team career, Lee has a record of 22 games (2 starts), 3 losses, 25⅓ innings, 34 runs (33 earned), and an 11.72 ERA.
Lee joined the SSG Future Team this season as a member of the ‘Driveline’ program, which incorporates sports science. The 13-week program was designed to help him blossom. However, an unsportsmanlike conduct called “bat assault” led to his release.메이저사이트
“I want to stop playing in the second team this year,” Lee told reporters in February at a spring training camp in Florida, U.S. “If you look at my record, I pitched 8-90 innings in the second team every year, and I want to pitch even half of that in the first team,” he said. But his end was a bad ending.
Meanwhile, SSG decided to take action against the A and D players based on the outcome of the KBO’s punishment committee. We will also announce follow-up measures, including measures to prevent recurrence, in the near future.