‘Someone fills the empty spot’ Brothers born in 1982 no worries about the vacancy, “30 home runs – 30 stolen bases” possible outfielders return
SSG Landers outfielder Ha Jae-hoon (33)’s comeback time is approaching.
Ha Jae-hoon played in the Futures League two days in a row on the 12th and 13th. In the match against the Sangmu baseball team held at SSG Future Field in Ganghwa Island on the 12th, he started as a left fielder and second batter to check his hitting feeling and physical condition.
As a result, he went 1-for-4 in 4 at-bats. He’s also good defensively. After brushing off his injury and watching the second team play, a club official said, “I played in his first game after rehabilitation. He stood at bat and even played defense in the outfield normally. He had good hitting timing and balance.”
Ha Jae-hoon was injured during the second camp in Okinawa, Japan. On March 2, during a practice game against the Lotte Giants, he was injured while diving while defending. At the time, he returned home with a fractured left shoulder, and as a result of the examination, he was diagnosed with “requiring absolute stability for 6 weeks.”
The rehabilitation time was longer than originally expected, but Ha Jae-hoon recovered quickly. He is very athletic and is regarded as a ‘healthy constitution’. In response to Ha Jae-hoon’s news, director Kim Won-hyeong said, “Jae-hoon is recovering quickly. However, he has to learn the game sense,” he said, “I have to play in the second team first,” and is not in a hurry.
Coach Kim once again mentioned Ha Jae-hoon ahead of the Incheon Hanwha Eagles match on the 13th. Coach Kim said, “Now it’s the first game in the Futures League,” but “I went to the game faster than I thought. For about a week, he plans to play in the 2nd team to check his physical condition and improve his sense of actual combat.”
When Ha Jae-hoon returns, the SSG outfield team becomes reassured. He also expects his batting power to improve as well. Ha Je-hoon has been the main player in all aspects of batting and defense since camp.
He was injured while defending ahead of his motivation, but he is a player who has raised expectations at the level of a foreign player. During the camp, coach Kim Min-jae and the SSG coaching staff had high expectations for Ha Jae-hoon’s performance this year.
Ha Jae-hoon played as an outfielder during his time at Yongmago, and when he signed a minor league contract with the Chicago Cubs in the US in 2008 and crossed the Pacific Ocean, he was recognized for his hitting ability and moved up to Triple A. He also has time to play as a hitter for the Yakult Swallows in Japan Professional Baseball. In addition, after the end of the 2022 season, he gained practical experience in Australia.
During the camp, the passion and will to prepare for the season followed Shin-soo Choo from 5:00 a.m., while many were asleep, was also shown. Then he finally started his comeback in the 2nd Army.
SSG has quite a few players who are not in good shape, such as Choo Shin-soo and Kim Kang-min. Choi Ji-hoon, who has good defense and contact skills, announced his return against Hanwha on the 13th, but SSG’s other lineup still needs reinforcement. It is a situation where Ha Jae-hoon expects to fill that power.안전놀이터
The coaching staff expected him to be able to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases just like an outstanding foreign hitter. If Ha Jae-hoon, who has strong shoulders, quick feet, and striking power, returns, SSG will be stronger to defend their current ranking.