The NC Dinos and Lotte Giants line up at the start of a game at Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Gyeongsang on Tuesday.
The Lotte Giants will be playing without manager Larry Sutton for the next two weeks, as the U.S. skipper has been forced to quarantine after his children tested positive for Covid-19.
The Doosan Bears reported on Monday that a front office employee has tested positive for Covid-19, with all Doosan staff, coaches and players undergoing tests as of press time.
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 SSG Landers held on to the No. 1 spot after another week of KBO action, taking a two-game lead in the unusually tight competition.
The Lotte Giants have fired manager Her Mun-hoe and promoted Futures League manager Larry Sutton to take the helm for the rest of the season.
Heavy pollution covered Korea over the weekend, forcing the KBO to cancel four games on Friday and the rescheduled matchups on Saturday. Despite the interruptions, all five series were completed with doubleheaders after skies cleared on Sunday.
The Samsung Lions have taken the lead in the KBO for the first time since 2015, snapping the five year slide that ended nearly two decades of dominance for the Daegu club.
Baseball fans may have another rivalry to get excited about — Shinsegae Group Vice Chairman Chung Yong-jin is pitting his SSG Landers against the Lotte Giants in the battle of the retail giants.
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.