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Lotte Infielder Son Ho-young Transformed From a ‘Soap Bubble' Into an ‘Iron Pillar'

A flower that could not bloom at LG... Nicknamed ‘Soap Bubble' due to frequent injuries.

After transferring to Lotte, his batting talent fully blossomed and he became a built-in infielder.

“I had many nicknames.

There were things like ‘glass body' and ‘soap bubble.'

In the game against the LG Twins, I was hitting a double and running when Hyunsoo Kim said from behind me, ‘Bubble is about to explode, be careful!' and I said, ‘Why on earth are you doing that?'" 바카라사이트

This is a story about the 'frequent injuries' that professional baseball Lotte Giants infielder Son Ho-young (29) told reporters at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 23rd.

Son Ho-young, who signed a minor league contract with the American professional baseball Chicago Cubs in 2014 and left for the United States, played in the independent league.

After playing for Yeoncheon Miracle, he was selected in the third round of the 2020 rookie draft and wore an LG uniform.

It was an injury that held him back from having outstanding potential, including exciting hitting, strong arms, and stable catching.

In the end, Son Ho-young, who failed to show his skills at LG, wore a Lotte uniform through a trade this season.

Son Ho-young, whose senior teammate Kim Hyun-soo joked with concern during his time at LG, saying, “You could get hurt just by doing an interview,” showed his performance as solid as an iron pillar when he came to Lotte.

With a batting average of 0.304 (24 hits in 79 at-bats) in 23 games, he is showing a long-shot performance in Lotte, which is suffering from weak offense.

His batting average of 0.379 well explains his talent as a problem solver.

Son Ho-young is continuing his hitting streak in eight consecutive games, from the game against LG in Jamsil on the 17th to the game against NC Dinos in Changwon on the 26th.

He said that unlike at LG, where he did not have many opportunities due to the thick player base, the biggest secret to his success was getting consistent opportunities.

Son Ho-young said, "I think coach (Kim Tae-hyung)'s continued trust in me has had a positive effect.

(In my previous team) I was worried if I started as a starter (I might lose my chance), and I was worried again because I thought I would be a substitute if I wasn't a starter.

“I was worried that I would be sent down to the 2nd team,” he confessed .

However, I do not feel any resentment toward my former team at all.

Rather, I feel sorry for my coaches, teammates, and fans for not being able to show a good performance.

Son Ho-young said, "I'm just grateful to LG Twins.

It's not that I want to do better against LG and win.

I was close with all my brothers, and even though I got scolded a lot by Coach Yeom Kyeong-yeop, I think I was close to him in my own way.

I don't have any uncomfortable feelings left." emphasized.

Son Ho-young has evolved technically since transferring to Lotte.

Son Ho-young said, "Coach Kim Tae-hyung gives me advice such as, 'Your body is too wide, so hit toward the center.

Close your left shoulder a little and hit.'"

He added, "The coaches also help me maintain my balance well.

I tried to hit with too much force."

“When I saw it, my balance was shaky, but they helped me a lot” he explained.

Son Ho-young, who now says he feels happy every time he comes out to the baseball field, has set his goal simply and most firmly.

He smiled and said, “I just want to throw well, catch well, and hit well every game.

That's it.”