Alford, who had a multi-hit game, was replaced in the fifth inning…”discomfort in the groin area”
KT Wiz’ foreign hitter Anthony Alford was replaced during the game.
Alford started as the left fielder 메이저놀이터 for the third batter in the 2023 Shinhan Bank Sol KBO League match against the Doosan Bears at Jamsil Stadium on the 17th, but was replaced by outfielder Song Min-seop when defending in the top of the 5th inning.
Alford was active with 2 hits, 1 RBI and 3 points in 2 at-bats until the replacement.
Alford, who picked out a walk with one out and first base in the top of the first inning, stepped home when the follow-up hitter Jang Seong-woo made a left-running 3-run.
In the top of the 3rd inning as the lead batter, he hit to the left center, and Jang Sung-woo scored with a double that cut through the middle right.
At the beginning of the 5th inning, when KT was ahead 5-3, a double hit hit at the right time in the middle of the first base.
However, during defense in the bottom of the 5th inning, Song Min-seop suddenly stepped out to left field.
A KT official explained, “Alford felt uncomfortable in the right hamstring area in the beginning of the 5th, so he was replaced for protection.”
As Song Min-seop, a substitute, moved into right field, Kim Min-hyeok, who started as right fielder, moved to left field.