On the afternoon of the 4th, LG held a New Year’s Celebration at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul with CEO Kim In-seong, general manager Cha Myung-seok, manager Yeom Gyeong-yeop, and players.
Head coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop, head coach Kim Jeong-joon, and battery coach Park Kyung-wan greeted the players, who were newly appointed at the end of last year at the LG Twins. And the new hostesses Park Dong-won, Yun Ho-sol, and Kim Yu-young also greeted the team wearing glossy jumpers.
After the New Year’s ceremony, 안전놀이터 head coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop shook hands with each player. As he shook hands with ‘Jamsil Big Boy’ Lee Jae-won, his eyes were once again surprised by his size. Lee Jae-won is 192 cm tall and weighs 105 kg.
From the first day he joined the finishing camp, coach Yeom Kyung-yeop expressed regret, saying, “Looking at Lee Jae-won, I thought I should make him like Park Byung-ho. We also thought we would make a 4th hitter, but he said he was going to the army.”
However, with Lee Jae-won postponing his military enlistment, director Yeom Kyung-yeop’s mind has already started the project to create ‘LG Big Boy’ Park Byung-ho, and there is a high possibility that he will start taking action in earnest from spring camp. In addition, as Chae Eun-seong moved to Hanwha and Lee Jae-won joined the first baseman position, which created a vacancy, it is expected that there will be more opportunities to play.
▲LG director Yeom Gyeong-yeop is surprised by the size of ‘Jamsil Big Boy’ Lee Jae-won.
▲LG coaching staff and players are posing while shouting “Go for it.”
Lee Jae-won, who joined LG after receiving the 17th overall nomination in the second round of 2018, won the Home Run King in the Futures League in 2020 and 2021. He appeared in 85 games in the 2022 season, and he had a batting average of 0.224, 13 hits, 50 RBIs and 43 home runs.
Meanwhile, the LG Twins are leaving for field training in the US on the 30th.