Director Kang In-kwon encouraging Park Min-woo

NC Dinos hitter Park Min-woo (31) feels discomfort in his right shoulder and will take a day off.

NC coach Kang In-kwon explained ahead of the LG Twins game held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 3rd, "I have been playing with a little discomfort since last year."

Manager Kang, who placed Choi Jeong-won (23) as the first hitter and second baseman without adjusting the batting order, said, "I thought it would cause confusion in the entire batting lineup if I touched other batting orders, so I only changed the number one position."

Park Min-woo recorded a batting average of 0.316 (143 hits in 452 at-bats) in 124 games in the 2023 season, recording a batting average of .300 for the first time in three seasons after the 2020 season.

After the opening of this season, he has not yet fully improved his batting ability with a batting average of 0.229 (8 hits in 35 at-bats) in 8 games.

Choi Jeong-won, who joined NC in 2020, recorded a batting average of 0.279 (85 hits in 305 at-bats) in 162 games over four seasons.

NC has recently won three games in a row and is currently in second place in the league (6 wins, 2 losses).

Coach Kang was satisfied, saying, “The entire team has a very high level of concentration. The seniors and juniors are having fun in a comfortable atmosphere,” adding, “It seems like they are showing a good atmosphere.”

It is even more meaningful that they took the lead early in the season. Many coaches believe that taking the lead early is important as the strengths of the 10 teams are equalized.

Coach Kang analyzed, “I think it will be difficult to catch up if we fall behind (in the ranking battle) in the 30 games until May.”

Regarding Lee Jae-hak, who was starting on this day, he said, "Even though it was a situation where he could have been the winning pitcher in his first appearance, I got off first. I hope that situation doesn't happen today."

In his first appearance of the season, against Kiwoom Heroes on the 27th of last month, Jaehak Lee recorded 4 hits (1 home run), 4 walks, 5 strikeouts, and 2 runs (2 earned) in 4⅓ innings. 슬롯사이트