On the 3rd, the rest day after two consecutive games at the start of the 2023 KBO League, seven players were excluded from the first team entry.
According to the KBO on the 3rd, KIA Tigers infielder 안전놀이터Kim Do-young, Kiwoom Heroes infielder Song Sung-moon and Jeon Byeong-woo, LG Twins pitcher Jin Hae-soo, KT Wiz infielder Son Min-seok, Lotte Giants pitcher Lee Jin-ha and outfielder Choi Min-jae were eliminated from the first team entry.
Kim Do-yeong was erased due to an unexpected injury. On the 2nd, he was replaced by Ryu Ji-hyeok at the end of the 4th inning due to an injury in the game against SSG Landers in Incheon. The next day, on the 3rd, a close examination revealed a fracture of the left metatarsal bone and underwent pin fixation surgery. An official from the KIA club said, “It is expected that it will take about 12 to 16 weeks to play after surgery.”
Jin Hae-soo, LG’s main bullpen resource, made relief mounds against the KT Wiz in the opening two games, but was sluggish with 1 walk and 3 runs (1 earned run), catching 2 outcounts. Kiwoom Song Seong-moon also started all of the opening two games, but was silent with no hits in 9 at-bats and 6 at-bats.