Kim Seo-hyeon (19, Hanwha Eagles), a rookie in professional baseball, was at the center of controversy even before her official debut.
On the 8th, the Hanwha Eagles, who are training in Arizona, USA, said, “Kim Seo-hyun posted inappropriate posts on social media, such as disrespecting fans, and was excluded from group training for 3 days from the 6th (US) local time.”
Kim Seo-hyun caused controversy when an article posted on her Instagram account in January spread through the baseball community. Kim Seo-hyun developed criticism by gossiping at his team’s coaches and fans.
Kim Seo-hyun, a graduate of Seoul High School, is regarded as a leader in the future of Hanwha. Hanwha, which seldom got out of the bottom ranks, nominated pitcher Moon Dong-ju (20) last year and embraced Kim Seo-hyun as the first overall pick in the 2023 rookie draft. After the joining of a rookie who puts in a fastball exceeding 150km/h, Hanwha moved aggressively in the Stove League, such as bringing free agent outfielder Chae Eun-seong, inflating fans’ expectations. 메이저놀이터
However, even before the season started, Kim Seo-Hyun emerged as the center of controversy rather than a good evaluation, which is not welcome news not only for Hanwha but also for the baseball world as a whole. Despite the club’s sanctions, the fans’ eyes are still not good. There is also a sarcasm called ‘a honey-like 3-day break’. In addition, fans are pointing out that Kim Seo-hyun should realize the professional spirit and responsibility that a professional player should have through this incident.
Hanwha coach Subero also expressed discomfort and emphasized the spirit of ‘Team First’. Through the club, he said, “I asked the player himself if it was true regarding Kim Seo-hyun’s SNS activity, which has recently been controversial, and the player admitted that it was his own writing.” “I want to say that there is no player greater than the team. I decided to take a disciplinary action by communicating with the front desk in the hope that there would be something I could learn and realize through this.”