SSG Landers outfielder Han Yoo-seom (33), who was demoted to the second team after suffering the most severe hitting slump since his debut, has returned to the first team after 10 days.
SSG registered Han Yoo-seom in the first team and expunged outfielder Lee Jung-bum ahead of the Lotte Giants game at Sajik Stadium in Busan on Friday.
This season, Han is batting .184 with two home runs, 22 RBIs, and an OPS of .528 in 61 games.
He modified his batting stance before the season to reduce the risk of injury, but he went back to the drawing board when his slump became prolonged.
After failing to break out of his slump, SSG sent Hanyusum down to the Futures (second division) league on March 26 to give him time to regroup.
On the first of this month, the team switched the captain to Oh Tae-gon to ease the pressure on Han Yusum.
In five games since the move to the Futures League, Han Yoo-seom has adjusted his batting average to .333 (4-for-12) with two RBIs and two walks.
The Kiwoom Heroes, who have lost six straight games, promoted infielder Kim Hwi-jip and outfielder Kim Soo-hwan and designated infielder Kim Woong-bin and outfielder Joo Sung-won for assignment.
Kim, who was released from the first team on June 26 due to a thigh muscle injury, is expected to provide a boost to the struggling Kiwoom batting lineup.
Elsewhere, the Hanwha Eagles demoted pitcher Jang Min-jae from the first team and called up outfielder Jang Jin-hyuk, while the Lotte Giants expunged pitcher Lee In-bok and called up pitcher Kim Do-gyu.
The Doosan Bears removed outfielder Yang Chan-yeol from the first team roster and added catcher Park Yoo-yeon in his place. 카지노사이트