Felix Peña has been removed from the first team roster

Felix Peña, 34, a pitcher for the Hanwha Eagles of the Korea Baseball Organization who was hit in the wrist by a pitch, has been removed from the first team roster. With at least one rotation to skip, Moon Dong-ju, who was demoted to the second team, will take Peña’s spot.

Hanwha removed Peña from the first-team roster ahead of the NC match against Daejeon on Saturday. Peña, who started against the NC the previous day (Nov. 15), was pulled early after allowing four runs on four hits with two walks and two strikeouts in 1⅔ innings. In the second inning, he instinctively reached out with his right hand on a hard hit ball by Son As-seob and was hit on the wrist. A medical examination revealed a simple bruise, so he escaped serious injury, but the decision was made to remove him from the lineup for his next appearance.

Hanwha manager Choi Won-ho said of Peña in a pregame interview, “There’s no fracture, and I’m going to keep him with the first team to see how he’s doing, but he’s not going to be able to pitch next Tuesday (Nov. 21 against LG Electronics). 스포츠토토 We’ll see if he pitches normally and then we’ll make the next schedule.” On reaching for the pitch, Peña said, “I think it was a momentary thing because I was in a hurry. It’s kind of like when a batter slides in from first base, you know it’s dangerous, but you do it instinctively.”

In Peña place in the starting rotation is Moon Dong-joo.

He was originally scheduled to pitch two or three innings in the Futures League game against Samsung in Gyeongsan on the same day, but it was canceled due to rain. Choi Won-ho said, “After today, we’re traveling down to Daegu, and Dong-ju will naturally join us. He will pitch one bullpen inning and then start next week. We will discuss (the number of pitches before his return),” Choi said.

Moon, last year’s Rookie of the Year, has struggled this year, going 1-2 with an 8.78 ERA in six games (26⅔ innings). He was demoted to the second team after a disastrous outing against Doosan in Daejeon on March 28, 바카라사이트 추천 giving up nine runs on 10 hits (three homers) with one walk and one strikeout in 3 1/3 innings. He was originally scheduled to return last weekend, but took time to rehabilitate, and with Peña’s injury, he was called up to fill in.

In the Futures League, he pitched well in relief against Samsung on April 14, throwing one inning of one-hit ball with no walks and one strikeout. He totaled 11 pitches that day, 10 strikes and one ball. His fastball (5) topped out at 157 mph and averaged 155 mph per Trackman, along with a curve (4), two-seam, and changeup (1 over). It will be interesting to see how he fares in his comeback start against LG on April 21.

With Peña removal, right-hander Yoon Dae-kyung joins the first team roster for the first time this season.

After making his first-team debut in 2020 and serving as a mainstay out of the bullpen for four years until last year, going 16-15 with a 4.26 ERA in 170 games (23 starts, 251⅔ innings), Yoon was demoted to the second team during spring training this year and pitched exclusively in the Futures League. In 12 games (12⅓ innings), he has a 2.19 ERA with three holds and nine strikeouts. In his last four games, he has stabilized with a perfect game with four strikeouts and four walks.

Manager Choi Won-ho said, “We used Kim Ki-jung for a long time yesterday (Aug. 15), so we need to give him at least three days of rest. Jang Min-jae and Han Seung-ju also pitched well, so I thought they needed a break, so I called up Yoon Dae-kyung, who can pitch as a swingman. Kim Seo-hyun has been doing well in the second team lately, but Yoon Dae-kyung is in the best shape, so I put him up first.”

Hanwha was forced to activate its bullpen in a hurry after Peña went down in the second inning the day before. The bullpen was already depleted after a 12-inning extra-inning tie the day before. Han Seung-hyuk, the only member of the bullpen who hadn’t pitched, was rushed in to warm up, but he was hit by four straight singles and faltered, allowing four runs on four hits and one walk in ⅓ inning.

Kim Ki-joong, who came in to start the third inning,

Gave up two runs on five hits and two walks in 3⅔ innings until the top of the sixth. Kim, who was the last pitcher in the 12th inning of Game 14, threw 14 pitches in ⅔ of an inning and threw 66 pitches in a back-to-back. Since Kim won’t be available until the 18th against Samsung Electronics in Daegu, Yoon Dae-kyung will be on standby as a pitcher who can go long if necessary.

Meanwhile, Hanwha welcomed NC left-hander Kyle Hart to the mound and sent out Kim Tae-yeon (first base), Ahn Chi-hong (designated hitter), Jonathan Peraza (right field), Noh Si-hwan (third base), Choi Jae-hoon (catcher), Lee Do-yoon (second base), 파워볼사이트 추천 Kim Kang-min (center field), Hwang Young-mook (shortstop), and Jeong Eun-won (left field). Ricardo Sanchez is the starting pitcher. Kim Tae-yeon, who has been hitting well, is again batting first against the left-hander.


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