Lee Jung-hoo out of starting lineup against Arizona

Jung-Hoo Lee (San Francisco Giants) has been removed from the starting lineup for an exhibition game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. It’s a rest day exclusion.

San Francisco’s starting lineup for its home game against Arizona at Scottsdale Stadium on Sunday (April 24) is shortstop Marco Luciano, left fielder Michael Conforto, first baseman Wilmer Flores, designated hitter Jorge Soler, catcher Tom Murphy, second baseman Tyler Fitzgerald, third baseman Pablo Sandoval, right fielder Victor Vericotto, and center fielder Ismael Mungia.

Lee is batting 4-for-12 (29 at-bats) with one home run, five RBIs, six runs scored and two doubles in the exhibition games. He had two consecutive multi-hit games against the Los Angeles Angels on Aug. 21 and the Chicago Cubs on Aug. 23, signaling a breakout season.

Manager Bob Melvin has been working on his physical conditioning to help him make a successful transition to the major leagues. Melvin went into management mode early on, giving Lee three games of rest after he developed gallbladder symptoms in his side before an exhibition game.

On May 5 against the Colorado Rockies

Lee was hit in the right calf by his own foul ball and was immediately replaced after his at-bat. On April 14 against the Cincinnati Reds, 스포츠토토 he showed signs of strain in his left hamstring and was given a week off.

“We have three left-handed hitting outfielders right now, and they’re not all going to play 162 games,” Melvin told KNBR 680’s Murph & Marcus radio podcast on March 23. Even Lee Jung-hoo will have off days during the season,” he said. “The schedule in Korea is different from the schedule in the United States.”

The KBO has a 144-game schedule with Monday off days, but Major League Baseball has a 162-game schedule with no fixed off days. This year’s schedule includes 13 games in April, 16 games in May, 10 games in July, and 14 games in August. This is a lot of traveling and time difference that Lee will have to adjust to, and it’s important to stay fit. It’s not easy for him to play every game, as he’s more at risk of injury if his stamina drops.

Melvin will not push Lee too hard given that this is his first year in the major leagues. The other left-handed hitting outfielders, Michael Conforto and Mike Yastrzemski, are also injury prone and will be managed alongside Lee.

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