“I’ve played first base a few times in the past, so I don’t feel like it’s been a long time.”
Choi Won-jun, who was discharged from the Armed Forces Athletic Corps (Commerce) on the 11th, will make his first team return on the 13th. Choi Won-jun was included in the first team roster on the 13th against Gochuk Kiwoom. In 30 games in the Futures League this season, Choi hit .219 with one home run, 10 RBIs, six doubles and a .702 OPS.안전놀이터
Choi will start at second base and first base against Kiwoom on Sept. 13. It has been 1446 days since Choi was in the starting lineup at first base since June 28, 2019, against Suwon KT.
Speaking in the dugout before the game, Choi said, “It’s still a little surreal, I’m not used to it. After being in the military for a year and a half, I can’t get used to the environment. I feel like I have to get up early in the morning, and I’m nervous about using my phone freely outside,” he said with a smile.
Choi Won-jun plays first base for his team, KIA, instead of his usual outfield position. KIA will play Choi Won-jun at first base to maximize their offense. Choi has experience defending first base in 45 games from 2016 to 2019, his rookie season.
When asked about defending first base, Choi said, “It’s been four or five years, but I’ve played first base a few times in the past, so it’s not like I’ve been doing it for a long time. My body remembers,” he said, expressing confidence.
“Due to the team’s situation, I thought that if I could play a lot of games at first base, I would like to play first base defense with him, so I prepared a first baseman’s glove, and he told me that he would like me to play first base with him,” Choi said.