Samsung Lions infielder Lee Jae-hyun, who underwent surgery on his left shoulder, is smoothly improving his condition by resuming technical training after joining the Okinawa spring camp in Japan.
Lee Jae-hyun, who started his professional career after graduating from Seoul High School after receiving the first nomination from Samsung in 2022, played as a shortstop last year and played in 143 games with a batting average of 249 (114 hits in 458 times at bat) with 12 homers, 60 RBIs, 61 runs and five steals. Lee had his first triple-digit hit and double-digit home run since his debut.
Lee Jae-hyun, who had chronic symptoms of dislocation of his left shoulder last year, was diagnosed with surgery due to habitual dislocation at a hospital on October 16 last year, and underwent surgery on his left shoulder joint and net surgery at a hospital in Seoul on the 23rd.
It is showing a rapid recovery amid the dedicated efforts of the training part and Lee Jae-hyun’s strong will to return.
“A rehabilitation team will also join Okinawa and the Futures League. It is said that rehabilitation is good to do in a warm place. Lee Jae-hyun is still young, so he is expected to recover quickly,” manager Park Jin-man said. “His physical condition and playing baseball are different. We have to wait and see during the rehabilitation training. It is difficult to say when he will join soon.”
Lee Jae-hyun said ahead of the Okinawa Futures Spring Camp in Japan, “I got a lot better thanks to your good management in the training part. The hospital is also in a positive mood as he is making a smooth recovery,” adding, “When I go to the Okinawa Futures Spring Camp in Japan, I will consult with the training part and start my technical training little by little so as not to overdo it.”
Emphasizing the importance of direction rather than speed, he said, “You can’t come back when you’re not prepared properly. You’ll get back to your perfect self.” 꽁머니지급
Lee Jae-hyun caught the ball and bat that he put down for a while. After joining the Okinawa spring camp in Japan, he has resumed training for catch and hitting, and is making strides one by one toward his return.
Meanwhile, manager Park Jin-man expressed his intention to use Kang Han-ul or Kim Young-woong as shortstop until Lee Jae-hyun returns. If foreign hitter David McKinnon lands at third base, Ryu plans to deploy him at second base.