A five-run first inning and a trip to the second team. After 22 days, Kim returned to the first team.
The Doosan Bears made adjustments to their roster on the 27th. Choi Ji-kang and Kim Yoo-seong were added to the roster, while Lee Byung-heon and Kim Ho-joon were removed.
Rookie Kim Yoo-sung had an extremely rough outing against the Hanwha Eagles on May 4, giving up five runs on three hits (two homers) and five walks in one inning, and was removed from the roster the next day. The decision was made to give him time to rebuild in the second team.
After being sent down to the second team, Kim returned to the starting rotation. Kim also started the season with long innings in the second team before moving to the bullpen in the first team. This time around, he was sent down to the second team and pitched 4⅔ innings of one run in a Futures League game against the LG Twins’ second team on May 13 and 5⅓ innings of four runs against the Lotte Giants’ second team on May 20.
Manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “I prepared him as a starter in the second team, but now we have starters in the first team. In the first team, 메이저놀이터 Kim Yoo-sung needs to go to the middle,” Lee said of the bullpen, adding, “He’s not perfect yet, and (his pitches) come and go. I hope Kim Yoo-sung can help in the middle,” he said.
Meanwhile, Lee Byung-heon and Kim Ho-joon will have time to readjust in the second team. Lee said, “Lee Byung-heon has been in important situations lately, and I think he needs to regain his control. Kim Ho-joon has also had first-team experience, so he will need time to adjust as he pitches again in the second team.”
Meanwhile, Doosan welcomed back Kim Dae-i to the first team squad after he suffered a fractured right metacarpal in the final game of the trial. Coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “We’ll just practice today and check his condition. If there is no problem, we will register him. We need to see how he feels on the field,” he said.