“You’ve grown a lot.”
This is what World Baseball Classic (WBC) baseball team coach Lee Kang-cheol will throw at Yang Hyeon-jong (KIA) pitching in the bullpen at the Tucson Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona on the morning of the 19th (Korean time).
On this day, Yang Hyeon-jong 메이저사이트digested a total of 43 bullpen pitchings while the coaching staff and reporters watched. Even in the hot weather of over 20 degrees, Yang Hyeon-jong threw vigorously from the bullpen mound.
However, a smile appeared on Lee’s face as he watched Yang Hyeon-jong’s bullpen pitching. After Yang Hyeon-jong finished pitching the bullpen, he met with reporters and said, “The coach said, ‘You’ve grown a lot.’
Director Lee and Hyeon-Jong Yang are teachers and students. Yang Hyeon-jong, who joined the KIA in 2007, was coached by Lee, who served as pitching coach at the time until 2012. Yang Hyeon-jong said, “I stayed until the end after the 2009 and 2010 games and trained with the coach. I had hell training with the coach, not hell training. I have a lot of memories.” I felt it,” he explained.
Hyeonjong Yang has grown into a pitcher representing the KBO League. The nickname given to Yang Hyeon-jong is ‘great pitcher’. Coach Lee is also a representative of the KBO League. In 2021, coach Lee led his team KT’s combined championship, and was appointed to the WBC command tower in recognition of his leadership.
After completing training, when the reporters relayed Yang Hyeon-jong’s words, coach Lee expressed, “I am thrilled to be with a great pitcher.” He said, “When I saw Lee Eui-ri (KIA) in today’s defense training, he was almost the same as when Yang Hyeon-jong was young. I remembered Hyeon-jong, and he said to Hyeon-jong, ‘I think I saw you when you were young’, so he said that too.”
Yang Hyeon-jong is a key pitcher in this baseball team. Yang Hyeon-jong pledged, “I’m ready for the start or the middle. I’ll do my best for the role I’ll be given.” Director Lee praised, “He does well with pride. Now he is an adult. After all, veterans have stable control even when their strength is low.”