Kiwoom veteran pitcher Jeong Chan-heon (22) is taking a break.

Jeong Chan-heon was excluded from the first team entry ahead of the match against Lotte held at Gocheok Sky Dome on the 18th.안전놀이터

The club said, “I felt uncomfortable in my back,” and said, “I plan to undergo a hospital checkup next Tuesday (22nd).”

Jeong Chan-heon, who qualified as a free agent (FA) last season, did not sign a contract with Kiwoom until the end of March. He joined the team’s starting rotation and went 2-8 with a 4.75 ERA in 14 games. He is on a personal four-game losing streak from Doosan on the 9th of last month to KIA on the 16th of last month. He failed to fill 5 innings in the last 3 games and was demolished early.

On this day, outfielder Joo Seong-won was called up to the first team. Joo Seong-won recorded a batting average of 0.147 in 15 games with the first team this year.

Jeong Chan-heon was missing, leaving a hole in the starting lineup. Recently, in Kiwoom’s starting lineup, Ahn Woo-jin and Ariel Hurado are out of the rotation complaining of fatigue.

Coach Hong Won-ki said, “I’m a little worried because the selection against Doosan on the 22nd was a hole.”

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