The Lotte Giants have hired former LG Twins coach Lim Hoon as an assistant hitting coach for the first team.

On the 25th, the Lotte Giants’ 2023 season induction ceremony was held at Sangdong Baseball Stadium in Gimhae.

At the event, the new coaching staff was introduced. In addition to Kim Tae-hyung, there are 12 new first- and second-team coaches.

Head coach Kim Min-jae, bench coach Kim Kwang-soo, pitching coach Joo Hyung-kwang, hitting coach Kim Joo-chan, fielding coach Kim Min-ho, offense and infield coach Ko Young-min, battery coach Jeong Sang-ho, assistant hitting coach Lim Hoon, outfield and infield coach Yoo Jae-shin, Futures (second team) manager Kim Yong-hee, assistant hitting coach Lee Sung-gon, and driveline coach Cho Mu-geun were introduced.

In particular, the appearance of Coach Lim Hoon stood out as a new addition to the already known coaching staff. The Lotte team noted his rumored sincerity and excellent communication with the players. He is expected to show good synergy with first-team hitting coach Kim Joo-chan.

He was a star player in high school baseball along with his teammate Naji-wan in Shin Il-Go, but he fell short of expectations after entering the professional ranks. However, he was worth his salt as a table-setter and backup outfielder with power, contact, and vision.

After his retirement in 2018,

He was appointed as a hitting coach for LG’s youth program and was a highly sought-after coach at LG, including a stint with Australian professional baseball’s Geelong Korea. He served as an assistant hitting coach for the first team in 2020 and 2021, and then served as an assistant hitting coach for the second team and reserve team until this year, when he started a new job at Lotte.

Meanwhile, Kim Hyun-wook, who served as the first team training coach and pitching coach last year, will serve as the pitching coach for the residual team next year. Coach Kim said, “Lotte has a lot of promising pitchers. I will make good pitchers and send them to the first team,” he laughed.

Coach Lim has a unique connection to Lotte from his playing days. As the only “return pick” in KBO history, he was registered as a Lotte player for about 20 days.

In 2012, Lotte and the SK Wyverns (now the SSG Landers) were in a fierce free agency battle. Lotte signed pitcher Lee Seung-ho as a free agent and sent Heo Jun-hyuk as compensation. SK then signed pitcher Lim Kyung-wan as a free agent, and Lotte named Lim Hoon as a compensation player.

However, Lotte then acquired free agent Jung Dae-hyun from SK, and SK designated Im-hoon for assignment.

In 2016, the KBO adopted a new rule stating that compensatory players are excluded from the 20 protected players and compensatory players, 카지노사이트가이드 making Im-hoon the only example of a return pick.

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