Even though Kiwoom made a sensation in baseball last fall, he was unable to achieve his dream of winning the championship due to poor defense.
The keystone combination of Russell and Kim Hye-sung, who reunited after 3 years, is aiming for the top.
This is reporter Park Jae-woong from Arizona.
A familiar face from Kiwoom Spring Camp has returned.
Russell, who was together in 2020, joined again after experiencing the Mexican League.
His confidence has grown as well as his noticeably beefier physique.
“I am 99.9% confident. I hit 24 home runs in 90 Mexican league games last season. I have a lot of confidence in my power.”
Russell, who often enjoyed bibimbap and missed Korea…
I am also excited about the idea of working with Kim Hye-sung, whom I met again as a Keystone duo after 3 years.
He’s more than just a coworker.
“There is a secret between the two of us. It is a private secret between ‘best friends’.”
Kim Hye-seong is also imagining a famous scene to make with Russell.
“I’m also a secret. I don’t think I can tell you because it’s a secret. First of all, I want to be able to help each other while playing baseball because I am a very good player with good handling and good movement and a wide range of defense.”
Kim Hye-sung, who had to experience left field with the signing of Russell three years ago…
Afterwards, after a reversal of winning Golden Gloves as a shortstop and second baseman, he now challenges to win with Russell.
“(The will to win) is overflowing. Because it overflows, I feel the same way as Jung Hu, and I am determined to win unconditionally this season.”
Kiwoom, who missed the last Korean Series championship due to unstable infield defense.
With the newly formed Keystone Combi at the forefront, we will challenge again to win the first championship.