Kang Baek-ho watching catcher

Kang Baek-ho watching catcher

KT Wiz Kang Baek-ho (24) seems to be turning into a catcher.

Kang Baek-ho started as the number 4 designated hitter in the 2024 professional baseball home game against the KIA Tigers held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 3rd and wore a catcher's mask in place of Jang Seong-woo in the top of the 8th inning when the team was down 1-5. 스포츠 토토사이트

There was backup catcher Kim Jun-tae on the bench, but manager Lee Kang-cheol left the home defense to Kang Baek-ho.

Kang Baek-ho formed a battery with Woo Gyu-min in the 8th inning and Lee Sun-woo in the 9th inning to keep the KIA batting line scoreless.

This is the second time that Kang Baek-ho has played as a catcher this season, including the visiting game against the Hanwha Eagles held at Daejeon Hanwha Life Eagles Park on the 31st of last month.

In the game against Hanwha, he appeared as a catcher in the bottom of the 8th inning when the team was down 1-13, so it was an 'event-type appearance', but this day's game was different.

Although they were behind by 4 points, they were able to turn the tables in two offensive innings.

Before the game on this day, KT coach Lee Kang-cheol praised Kang Baek-ho's decision to hire catcher Kang Baek-ho, saying, "I asked Kang Baek-ho to catch the game against Hanwha, and he performed well without any tension. He catches the ball well and has a good arm." 토토사이트

The possibility of changing positions is left open depending on the situation.

If Kang Baek-ho takes on the role of catcher, veteran hitters such as Byung-ho Park and Mel Rojas Jr. can also be used as designated hitters, effectively distributing the stamina of the batting lineup.

Kang Baek-ho played as a pitcher and catcher while attending Seoul High School, and after joining KT, he switched to an outfielder and first baseman.

Kang Baek-ho exposed his defensive anxiety and was unable to find a clear defensive position.

He played catcher four times in the pros, including two appearances as a catcher until last year. 토토사이트