Struggling pitcher Choi Won-tae, 26, has been removed from the LG Twins’ roster for the first time since joining the organization.

LG, which has lost three straight games, removed Choi from its first-team roster on Nov. 11. This is the first time Choi has been removed from the first-team roster since he was traded to LG from the Kiwoom Heroes on July 29.안전놀이터

LG, which needed a starting pitcher to win the Korean Series for the first time in 29 years since 1994, acquired Choi in exchange for outfielder Lee Ju-hyung, pitcher Kim Dong-gyu and a first-round pick in the 2024 rookie draft.

But Choi, who was touted as the final piece of the championship puzzle, hasn’t lived up to the hype.

In seven appearances in an LG uniform, Choi went 2-2 with an 8.27 ERA.

After struggling against the NC Dinos on August 25, giving up 11 runs (9 earned) in 4 innings, Choi hasn’t rebounded in September. Choi was pulled after three innings (two runs) against the KT Wiz on August 5, and he was tagged for seven runs in 2⅔ innings against the KIA Tigers on August 10.

Choi’s struggles prompted LG manager Yoon Kyung-yeop to send him to the second team.

Meanwhile, last-place Kiwoom, mired in a seven-game losing streak, removed outfielder Lee Hyung-jong and pitcher Byun Shi-won from the first team roster.

SSG Landers sent pitcher Lee Ki-soon and infielders Jeon Eui-san and Kim Chan-hyung to the second team.

NC designated outfielder Jae-hwan Shin, KIA designated pitcher Kim Gun-guk, and Samsung Lions designated pitcher Kim Si-hyun off the first team roster.

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