‘SSG assault’ Lee Won-jun suspended for 72 games
The SSG Landers Futures (2nd team) players who came under fire for their abusive behavior have been suspended for more than 30 games.
The Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) held a punishment committee meeting at the KBO conference room on the afternoon of the 19th to deliberate and make the decision regarding Lee Won-jun, who SSG Landers claimed off waivers on the 13th, and Lee Geo-yeon and Choi Sang-min, who are currently with SSG.
Lee Won-jun, Lee Geo-yeon, and Choi Sang-min were involved in a group hazing and assault that took place during a training break at SSG Futures Field in Ganghwa, Incheon, on June 6. Among them, Lee Won-jun hit a player in the thigh twice with a baseball bat.
The KBO Punishment Committee suspended Lee Won-jun for 72 games based on Article 151, “Impairment of Dignity,” for the harsh behavior and assault.
The committee also decided to suspend Lee and Choi Sang-min for 30 games each based on the same rule for their harsh behavior.
According to the circumstances known at the time, at SSG Future Team’s training center, Player A gathered the juniors and performed a group ice chase because Player B, a rookie this year, had a problem with his attitude. After the game, Player C blamed Player B and assaulted him with a bat.
Another player, D, then organized another group prank on the junior players.
A day later, on the 7th, SSG reported the incident to the KBO Clean Baseball Center, which interviewed the players and submitted a report on the 9th.
SSG then decided to suspend pitcher Lee Won-jun for assaulting a player with a baseball bat on the 13th and requested a waiver from the KBO.
On the same day, the FTC decided to issue a warning to SSG for reporting the incident to the KBO’s Clean Baseball Center immediately after becoming aware of it and cooperating with the follow-up measures. 토토