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‘Catcher expert’ Kim Tae-hyung’s choice, Sang-ho Jeong leaves SSG and transfers to Lotte Battery Coach

Lotte Giants manager Kim Tae-hyung, who was an active catcher and a former battery coach and a catcher expert, chose coach Sang-ho Jeong.먹튀검증

Coach Kim Tae-hyung, who was recently appointed as Lotte’s new head coach, began selecting the coaching staff. Currently, most of the coaching staff has been confirmed. Among them, the battery coach who attracted the most attention will be Coach Jeong Sang-ho.

Coach Jeong Sang-ho is currently serving as the battery coach for the SSG Landers 2nd team. Coach Kim Tae-hyung suggested it to Coach Sang-ho Jeong and they joined hands. Coach Jeong Sang-ho also informed SSG coach Won-hyung Kim of this information.

Coach Kim Tae-hyung and Coach Jeong Sang-ho have a deep relationship. At the time when coach Kim Tae-hyung was in charge of the SK Wyverns second team battery coach, Jeong Sang-ho was one of the starting catchers. Since then, he has worked as both a coach and a player. Ahead of the 2020 season, when manager Kim Tae-hyung took over as the head coach of Doosan, Doosan recruited veteran catcher Jeong Sang-ho, who was released from the LG Twins, and stayed with him for one season.

Jeong Sang-ho later transferred to his former team, SSG, retired after the 2021 season, and began his career as a coach in the 2022 season. He served as SSG Landers’ second-team rehabilitation coach and has coached catchers as the first-team battery coach since last year. He started this season as the first team battery coach and moved to the second team battery coach last July.

New battery coach Jeong Sang-ho will coach Lotte’s main catchers. Lotte has starting catcher Yoo Kang-nam, who signed an external free agent contract worth 8 billion won for four years last year, Jeong Bo-geun, who stood out in offense this season, and rookie catcher Son Seong-bin. As coach Kim Tae-hyung is also a battery expert, synergy with coach Jeong Sang-ho is expected.

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