‘Express rookie’ Kim Seo-hyun, inappropriate social media controversy… Banned from participating in team training

Hanwha Eagles special rookie Kim Seo-hyeon (19), who is participating in the spring camp held in Arizona, USA, was on the cutting board of controversy even before her official debut.

On the 8th, the Hanwha club said, “Kim Seo-hyun, who posted inappropriate posts such as disrespect for fans through social media, was excluded from group training for three days.” It is known that the club even imposed a fine according to its own bylaws. Seohyun Kim stayed at the hotel and had time for self-reflection.

Recently, in the baseball-related community, articles that poured out dissatisfaction about the uniform number and gossip about the coach spread rapidly on SNS, which is presumed to be Kim Seo-hyun’s sub-account. Although it was posted on a non-public account close to the private realm, it was inappropriate for a rookie player who had just started his professional life. 스포츠토토

Coach Subero 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. In the hope that young Kim Seo-hyun would learn and realize something through this mistake, he communicated with the front desk and decided to punish him.”

Kim Seo-hyun, who graduated from Seoul High School, is a special rookie who joined Hanwha after receiving the first overall nomination in the 2023 KBO Rookie Draft held last year.

He has the potential to grow into a next-generation top-class ace, with a unique pitching form that goes back and forth between three quarters and sidearm, and threw a high-speed ball of up to 151km in his first bullpen pitching in spring camp. The Hanwha club is also placing high expectations on him to the point of giving him 500 million won in down payment.

However, it is regrettable that Kim Seo-hyun caused controversy before she could properly play an active role on the professional stage. Even if he returns to the team after being banned from participating in training on the 3rd, the atmosphere with the coaching staff and seniors will inevitably become awkward. Now, it could adversely affect the development of a player who is only 19 years old.

For Kim Seo-hyun, through this incident, she learned the painful lesson early on that if you are a professional baseball player, you have to be mindful of and careful with trivial words and actions.

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