SSG Crisis? Kim Kang-min “Players with championship rings, I’m not worried”

“They’ve all worn championship rings before, so I’m not worried.”

SSG Landers veteran Kim Kang-min is currently making final preparations for his return from injury with the second team. Kim was sidelined from the first team roster on May 12 with a calf muscle strain. Prior to the injury, Kim was on a roll with four hits, including a home run, in a three-game series against the Gwangju Kia, but a sore calf while fielding led to a muscle strain.먹튀검증

Manager Kim Won-hyung gave Kim plenty of time to recover. “There’s no need to rush,” he told him, “just make sure you recover perfectly and slowly build up your body before coming back.” A month later, he’s been practicing at the Ganghwa second team’s stadium and preparing for a call-up to the first team.

“I didn’t expect to get injured, but it can happen,” he says in his characteristically nonchalant tone. I’m taking on new challenges every day. I’m experimenting with what happens when I play center field defense at the age of forty-two, and every day is a challenge,” he laughed, adding, “I haven’t played for a long time, so once I go out, the muscles that I don’t use get tight. So I’m going out one day at a time and checking my condition little by little,” he said about his current condition.

Kim will play five innings of defense for the first time in a Futures League game on Sunday. It’s the final step in his quest for a first-team call-up. He’s not having any problems with his batting or fielding, but it’s important to check his muscle tone and physical condition after playing defense. If he gets through the five innings of defense and doesn’t have any problems, he’ll be ready for the first team.

Coincidentally, SSG lost Kim Kang-min, Choo Shin-soo, and Ha Jae-hoon to injuries, leaving their solid outfield loose. They also lost the top spot after a series of losses in the recent Luzing Series. However, Kim Kang-min said, “It doesn’t matter if I’m there or not. I don’t care because such (crises) can come at any time. Everyone will get through it. They’ve all worn rings before, so they’ll take care of themselves,” he said, showing strong trust in his juniors.

Kim Kang-min is the oldest and most experienced player on the team, along with Choo Shin-soo, who was born in 1982. He has come to terms with the fact that he is no longer a starter and is opening up a new baseball life every day. “If the main players on the team are the ones who make it possible for them to perform well, then I’m the one who helps them a little bit. I think the most important thing is to show them (the juniors) that they are not ashamed of themselves, and then they will work harder. When I look at the younger guys, I try to be a little bit more unapologetic, so I try to do my job. That’s the basic idea I have,” he emphasized.