Return of 20 wins’ Doosan Alcantara took 154km and demonstrated armed demonstration
The baseball team players who returned from the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) changed into their team uniforms and started preparing for the 2023 KBO League. The national team, which returned to Korea on the 14th, decided the time to return and the schedule to participate in the demonstration game according to the team’s circumstances and physical condition.
Kiwoom’s Lee Jung-hoo Lee Ji-young and Kim Hye-seong were the first to appear on the field. On the 15th, we had a team training held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul. In particular, Kim Hye-sung played as the designated hitter in the demonstration game against KIA and was replaced after hitting a walk and a ground ball. Director Hong Won-ki said, “I thought it would be nice to take a break on the 15th and increase (playing time) little by little from tomorrow, but their intention was strong.”토토사이트
KT coach Lee Kang-cheol joins the team from the game against Hanwha in Daejeon on the 16th and directs the demonstration game. In addition, Ju Kwon, who played for the Chinese national team with Park Byeong-ho, Kang Baek-ho, Ko Young-pyo and Sohn So-jun, plans to play against Suwon Doosan on the 20th after individual recovery training at Suwon KT Wiz Park.
LG’s Kim Hyeon-soo, Park Hae-min, Oh Ji-hwan, Jung Woo-young, and Kim Yun-sik will go down to Daegu, where the team’s demonstration game is underway, and join the squad, starting on the 17th. However, finisher Go Woo-seok, who complained of neck pain during the tournament, will receive a detailed examination and decide when to return based on the results. NC’s Koo Chang-mo, Lee Yong-chan and Park Geon-woo also plan to check their condition through self-training from the 17th. A schedule for the demonstration game has not been set. Lotte Park Se-woong and Kim Won-joong also decided to join the team that day.
Won Tae-in (Samsung), who pitched 81 WBCs (4.1 innings in 3 games), will return to the team from the Daegu KT game on the 18th. Doosan’s Yang Eui-ji, Jeong Cheol-won, Kwak Bin, SSG Kim Gwang-hyeon, Choi Ji-hoon, Choi Jeong, and KIA Yang Hyeon-jong, Lee Eui-ri, and Na Seong-beom all decided to put their names on the roster from the 18th.
Meanwhile, in the demonstration game on the 15th, Raul Alcantara (Doosan), the ‘returned 20-win pitcher’, showed a more powerful appearance and predicted an active performance this season.
Alcantara started in an exhibition game against NC held at NC Park in Changwon, and pitched 3 innings with no runs (3 hits). Out of 37 pitches, the fastball (16 pitches) recorded the highest speed of 154 km, and the splitter (11 pitches) also fell more sharply. Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “I threw up to 150km in the own Cheongbaekjeon. This is a fast pace.”
Alcantara, from the Dominican Republic, made his debut at KT Wiz in 2019 (11-11, 4.01) and moved to Doosan the following year, where he had his best season (20-2, 2.54) and even won a Golden Glove. Afterwards, he challenged Nippon Professional Baseball (Hanshin) in 2021, but in 63 games in 2 seasons, 4 wins, 6 losses, 1 save and 25 holds, and an average ERA of 3.96 was sluggish. And this season, he reconnected with Doosan for a total of 900,000 dollars (800,000 annual salary, 100,000 incentives).