Doosan suffered a major blow early in the game. Yang Yang-ji (36) was suddenly replaced by an injury. He collided with Samsung’s Kim Tae-gun (34) at home plate while playing first base.

Yang started the second game of a 메이저사이트 midweek three-game series against Samsung in the 2023 KBO regular season on Thursday at Jamsil Stadium as the No. 3 hitter and left after recording a single.

He walked to lead off the bottom of the first inning. He then took second on a single to left by Suk-Hwan Yang. Jose Rojas singled to right, scoring Yang from third.

Samsung right fielder Koo Ja-rook’s throw home was accurate. Kim Tae-gun made the throw and tagged Yang Ji for the out. The call went to video review, but there was no reversal.

In the process, Yang and Kim collided. The impact was on Yang Ji’s right shin. Yang Ji fell to the ground and complained of pain. A trainer came out to check on him, and Head Coach Kim Hansu also came out to check on him.

After a while, he walked back to the dugout, put on his catcher’s gear, and sat behind home plate. Working in sync with pitcher Kim Dong-joo, I got Kang Min-ho to fly out to right field and gave up a single to left-center to Kang Kang-ul.

He couldn’t go any further. The pain continued. Eventually, Doosan pulled Yang and brought in Jang Seung-hyun. For now, the injury doesn’t appear to be serious.

A Doosan official said, “Yang-ji was replaced by Jang Seung-hyun while fielding in the second inning due to a bruised right shin during a home collision in the first inning. It was a protective substitution.”

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