Can the NC Dinos be a land of opportunity for Chae Ji-sun (28)?
On the 18th, he was traded with outfielder Choi Seung-min (LG Twins) and wore an NC uniform. In 37 games in 2020, when he debuted in the first team, he showed his presence with 1 win, 2 holds, and an ERA of 4.91, but since moving to LG in 2021, he has only pitched in 18 games for the past three years. LG’s bullpen depth was so thick that it was hard to get a chance.
In NC, the situation may be different. After Kim Jin-ho, who had been cruising with 9 holds until May, left due to a shoulder injury, the NC bullpen began to falter. In particular, the bullpen ERA in July deteriorated to 5.75 (7th place), so the team’s performance was only 3 wins and 6 losses. That’s why bullpen reinforcement was desperately needed. NC coach Kang In-kwon and the front desk judged that Chae Ji-sun could be of help to the bullpen. Chae Ji-sun will join the squad on the 20th.
Chae Ji-sun had a very busy day on the 19th, the day after the trade announcement. This is because he heard the news of the trade the day before his scheduled move in Seoul. When we were contacted on the 19th, he said, “Today was the moving day. He paid the balance yesterday (18th) and moved, but he has to go down to Changwon. He goes down unpacked. He has to find another house in Changwon,” he laughed. “His first transfer failed. At that time, everything was a burden, but this time he just wanted to do well.”메이저사이트
Director Kang, who served as Doosan battery coach from 2015 to 2017, has a relationship with Chae Ji-sun during the 2016 first team spring camp. He believes that if he uses his strengths well, he can be of great help to the team. Coach Kang said, “As Kim Young-gyu and Cho Min-seok enlisted at the end of this season, it was a trade that I considered until next year or later.” He has a good fastball pitch and throws breaking pitches, such as a changeup, well. Above all, he is a good pitcher who is aggressive on the mound.”