14 newcomers join in 2023, including ‘Second Lee Jung-hoo’… KBO Opening Day Entries Revealed

The entry for the opening game of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’, which opens on the 1st of next month, has been released.

The KBO announced the entry for the opening game on the 31st. All 10 clubs made up the first team entry with 28 players, of which 14 are new players in 2023.

Starting with outfielder Kim Min-seok,안전놀이터 who was nominated by the Lotte Giants for the 3rd overall ranking in the 1st round of 2023, dubbed ‘the second Lee Jung-hoo’, SSG Landers pitcher Lee Ro-wun (5th ranking in the 1st round), Kiwoom Heroes pitcher Kim Kun-hee (6th ranking in the 1st round), Samsung Lions pitcher Lee Ho-seong (ranked 8th in the first round) and others were among those from the first round.

In addition, Moon Hyun-bin (Hanwha infielder, 2nd round 11th pick), Kim Dong-heon (Kiwoom Heroes catcher, 2nd round 12th pick), Lee Jin-ha (Lotte pitcher, 2nd round 13th pick), Song Young-jin (SSG pitcher, 2nd round 15th pick), Park Myeong-geun (LG Twins Pitcher, 3rd round 27th pick), Son Min-seok (kt Wiz infielder, 3rd round 30th pick), Lee Seung-won (Kiwoom infielder, 4th round 36th pick), Kwak Do-gyu (KIA Tigers pitcher, 5th round 42nd pick), Lee Tae-yeon (Lotte pitcher, 6th round 63rd pick) ) and Ryu Hyun-in (kt infielder, 70th in the 7th round) were also honored to be included in the opening game entry.

The 2023 KBO League opening game will be held simultaneously in Jamsil (Lotte-Doosan), Munhak (KIA-SSG), Daegu (NC-Samsung), Suwon (LG-KT), and Gocheok (Hanwha-Kiwoom) at 2:00 pm on the 1st of next month.

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