“I want to spend a season without getting hurt.”
When asked if she was going through a lot of trouble, she said she would not get hurt, not a record. Lim Byung-wook (28, Kiwoom) is silently sweating at Kiwoom Futures Stadium in Goyang, Gyeonggi-do, with aloof eyes.
Lim Byung-wook, who joined the pros as the first nomination in 2014, is the motive of joining big leaguer Kim Ha-seong (San Diego). He received attention as a promising player for the ‘5 Tools’ because he was hot and had power, but in 2017, when he was selected as the starting center fielder, he only played 21 games due to elbow and thumb ligament injuries, and in 2020, he only played 12 games due to a hamstring injury.
He enlisted in Sangmu after the 2020 season and was discharged last year, but this time he injured his left middle finger and went to the rehabilitation army again. That’s why he emphasized, “I won’t get hurt.”
While Lim Byeong-wook went to and from the field and the hospital, his junior Lee Jung-hoo grew into the starting center fielder and became the best star player in Korea. With Lee Yong-gyu, Kim Jun-wan, and Lee Hyung-jong added, Kiwoom’s outfield is thicker. It means that for Lim Byung-wook, the environment to get a chance has disappeared. 메이저놀이터
He can’t help but be frustrated. To put it bluntly, he has a reason to prove himself this year. Lee Jung-hoo announced that he would advance to the major leagues (MLB) after this season. He must fill the gap left by Lee Jung-hoo with his own strength. To do so, he must prove his skills without injury.
First of all, I was completely free from the injury that held my ankle. Lim Byung-wook said, “I have recovered enough to digest all training. He doesn’t have to worry.” He said, “A lot of people may or may not expect it, but I will work hard to do my job well. If I can go through the season without getting hurt, I think it will be a good year,” he said calmly.
Lim Byeong-wook, who said that he was disappointed that he was injured right after being discharged from the military, said, “I had a lot of time and space to look back on myself during my time as a commercial officer, and it was a great help.” He said, “I hope I can repay the coach’s trust when I stand on the ground. He is preparing for the season with the idea of focusing on himself. He is also doing technical training in parallel,” he added.
Whether or not to return to the first team has not been confirmed. Lim Byung-wook replied, “I plan to do my best in what I have to do and do my best in silence, regardless of whether I have a spring camp in the 1st or 2nd division.” Kiwoom coach Hong Won-ki said, “In the outfield, the only remaining spot is competition, centered on Lee Jung-hoo and Lee Hyeong-jong.”
He has not set any season results or records. Lim Byung-wook said, “I wonder if that has any meaning. There is no player who doesn’t want to hit a hit or a home run. All players take part in the game with the same attitude, and I wonder if something good will come out if I just silently walk the path I believe in. The title and goal have not been set. I will go ‘silently’,” he emphasized.