Highly touted 2R rookie right-hander “expected to pitch 3 innings” after ‘retooling’, but not a replacement

Kiwoom Heroes rookie pitcher Oh Sang-won (19) has been selected to replace Ariel Furado.

Oh will start against the Lotte Giants on April 20 at Gocheok Sky Dome. Oh, who previously pitched in relief in two games for the first team, will take over the starting duties for Hurado, who has been rested for 10 days after pitching six innings of two-run ball against the Gwangju KIA Tigers on Nov. 15 to earn his eighth win of the season.토토사이트

Drafted by Kiwoom in the second round of the 2023 KBO Draft out of Sunlin Internet High School, Oh was considered a top-notch high school pitcher. He has an imposing physique of 1.84 meters and excellent pitches. Oh started his professional career by signing with Kiwoom for 110 million won. This season, he pitched 35⅔ innings in 19 games in the Futures (second division) league, going 0-4 with a 6.06 ERA. In the first team, he pitched against Samsung on March 29 and 30. In a Futures League game against the KT Wiz on April 15, he pitched one scoreless inning with two hits and no walks and one strikeout.

Kiwoom manager Hong Won-ki said, “It will be a short-inning opener concept, just like Kim Dong-gyu pitched earlier. We are expecting him to pitch about three innings.” “He’s received a lot of expectations and attention since he joined the team. I’m worried that he won’t be able to handle the pressure, but I hope he’ll do well.”

Kiwoom had previously used rookie pitcher Kim Dong-kyu in the starting spot vacated by Ahn Woo-jin against the Jamsil LG on April 13. Kim took the loss after giving up five runs on four hits (one home run) and three walks in two innings. Hong said, “His fastball was in good shape. He didn’t show any signs of being intimidated in front of a large crowd. However, I need to improve my changeup and secondary pitches.” “It was only one game, but I knew the strengths and weaknesses, and I knew exactly where I needed to go, so I removed him from the first team roster. If he gains experience in the Future Team, I think he will grow well as a future starting resource.”

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