Professional baseball Kiwoom Kim Jae-woong and Park Chan-hyuk join the military 10-day training camp entry

Jaewoong Kim being interviewed

Professional baseball Kiwoom Heroes pitcher Kim Jae-woong and outfielder Park Chan-hyuk will leave the team and serve in the Armed Forces Athletic Corps (Sangmu).

According to the Kiwoom club on the 9th, Kim Jae-woong and Park Chan-hyuk will enter Nonsan Training Center at 2 p.m. on the 10th and receive basic military training for five weeks before playing as players for the Sangmu baseball team.

Kim Jae-woong, who joined Kiwoom in 2017, began playing as a bullpen pitcher in the first team in earnest in 2020.

In 2022, he led the team's advancement to the Korean Series with 65 games, 3 wins, 2 losses, 13 saves, 27 holds, and an ERA of 2.01.

This season, Kim Jae-woong remained on the first-team mound until his enlistment, leaving an ERA of 3.42 with 2 losses and 7 holds in 26 games.

Kim Jae-woong expressed his support through the club, saying, "I was grateful to the fans for their support during my last appearance before enlistment. I will train hard and come back with growth in Sangmu. I hope all my teammates finish the season well without getting hurt."

Park Chan-hyuk is a promising batsman who joined Kiwoom after being drafted in the second round in 2022.

His overall first-team performance is 100 games with a batting average of 0.206 (65 hits in 315 at-bats), 7 home runs, and 25 RBIs.

This season, instead of moving up to the first team, he was enlisted after showing good batting ability in the Futures (second team) league with a batting average of 0.327 (16 hits in 49 at-bats), 3 home runs, and 11 RBI.

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