The Korean national baseball team scraped together a 2-1 win over the Kiwoom Heroes in their final tuneup match before heading to Japan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Kiwoom Heroes pitcher Han Hyun-hee has withdrawn from the national baseball team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after potentially breaking social distancing rules.
The KT Wiz have risen to the top of the KBO pile after another week of action that saw the SSG Landers tumble down to fourth place while the Kiwoom Heroes drop away from the tightly-contested top six and closer to the trailing bottom three.
The SSG Landers held on to an increasingly narrow lead in the KBO after another week of baseball, with just two games now separating the top six teams.
The LG Twins and the SSG Landers are tied for first in the KBO after just over three weeks of play, with only the 10th-place Kiwoom Heroes seeming to really struggle so far this season.
The LG Twins were joined at the top of the KBO table by the NC Dinos over the weekend, but there's little breathing room between any of the ten teams after two full weeks of play.
The Kiwoom Heroes have reacquired pitcher Jake Brigham on a one-season deal worth a maximum $530,000, the club announced Thursday.
It was a very brief opening weekend for most KBO teams, with only the Kiwoom Heroes and Samsung Lions managing to play two games after rain shut down the action at every open stadium in the country on Saturday.
The KBO’s 10 teams begin their 144-game race to the pennant on Saturday. Here's the Korea JoongAng Daily's take on where each team stands as the season begins.
Kiwoom Heroes’ outfielder Lee Jung-hoo continues to go from strength-to-strength both on the field and at the bank, breaking the KBO salary record for a player of his experience for the third straight year.