Park Jong-hoon (SSG) promised to revive. Can we achieve our double-digit win goal?
Park Jong-hoon underwent elbow ligament joint surgery in June 2021. After a long rehabilitation period, Park Jong-hoon returned at the end of July against the KIA Tigers in Gwangju. However, last season, Park Jong-hoon had poor results due to the aftermath 안전놀이터of an injury. He started 11 games, going 3-5 with a 6.00 earned run average in 48 innings, allowing 34 runs (32 earned).
Park Jong-hoon, who is preparing for this season at the SSG Landers 1st team spring camp held at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex in Vero Beach, Florida, USA, said on the 11th (local time), “When I was rehabilitated last year, honestly, it was more about checking the pain rather than practicing. It was strong. To be honest, I didn’t practice a lot.”
Director Kim Won-hyeong expressed expectations for Park Jong-hoon and Moon Seung-won ahead of their spring camp departure on the 30th of last month. Director Kim said, “(Moon) Seung-won and (Park) Jong-hoon are in their second year of returning after surgery. They played some games last year and have a sense of real combat.” They say that skills come out. We have the same selection training plan.” Manager Kim Won-hyeong watched Park Jong-hoon pitching in the bullpen, cheered him on, and gave him strength.
Park Jong-hoon said, “The coach gives me a lot of strength. I think I gain confidence because I practice a lot and throw a lot like this.” It can be difficult. We have to make up for that part as well. Whether it’s Seungwon hyung or I, of course we have to throw well this year.”
Park Jong-hoon was determined to shake off his sluggish performance last season and show a different side of himself this season. He said, “I think I have to show a lot of grades this year. There are many things I worry about. But the more I pitch, the more confident I am.
Park’s goals this season are double-digit wins and lots of innings. Park Jong-hoon said, “I have to win 10 unconditionally. And I have to throw a lot of innings. I want to throw the most innings after debuting as a pro.” I think I can throw.”
Park Jong-hoon said, “I have to do well this year. I have no excuses. My elbows, shoulders, knees, ankles, and mind are all fine.”