The KT Wiz announced today that it has decided to remove a total of 13 players, including Lee Sang-ho and Lee Si-won, from the pending roster.
The 13 players leaving KT are pitchers Kim Sung-soon, Park Sun-woo, Seo Kyung-chan, Lee Jung-hoon, Cho Byung-wook, and Cho Hyun-woo, catchers Moon Sang-in and Jung Woo-seong, infielders Kim Byung-hee, Lee Sang-ho, and Ji Kang-hyuk, and outfielders Park Joon-hyuk and Lee Si-won.토토사이트
While Lee Sang-ho and Lee Si-won have stood out this season, Cho Hyun-woo has been one of the standout players.
Cho Hyun-woo was drafted by KT with the 16th overall pick in the second round of the 2014 KBO Secondary Draft. In the 2015 season, he was traded to the Lotte Giants and appeared in three games. He then enlisted as a social service worker and was released in February 2018. However, he was unable to make a first-team appearance with Lotte and was selected by KT with the first overall pick in the 2018 Secondary Draft.
He did not make a first-team appearance in the 2018 season. He made his first first-team appearance in a KT uniform in the 2019 season and began to perform well in the 2020 season. He appeared in 54 games, posting a 5-1 record, nine holds, one save, 46⅔ innings pitched, 33 strikeouts, and a 3.09 ERA.
In 49 games on the mound in 2021, Cho Hyun-woo posted a 2.61 ERA with six saves and 13 strikeouts in 31 innings, including a 5.40 ERA with two saves and two strikeouts in 1⅔ innings in all four games of the Korean Series against the Doosan Bears. After pitching a no-hitter in the first three games, he gave up a home run to Kim Jae-hwan in the fourth game, but still earned a championship ring.
However, it has been difficult to see Choi in the first team since last season. He appeared in 19 games in the 2022 season. This season, he appeared in five games and pitched three innings. There was a problem. Injuries.
A KT representative said, “Cho Hyun-woo initially had an elbow injury. He recovered, but then he suffered a leg injury.” “He was injured back-to-back. He was thinking a lot about it (retirement). Not only this year, but also last year, he had a hip injury and often missed games.”
He continued, “Choi Hyun-woo himself was constantly wondering, ‘Should I do it or not?’ That’s why he finally decided to retire.”