Kim Seo-hyun (19, Hanwha Eagles), who caused controversy over the coaching staff and fan gossip controversy in the social network service (SNS) sub-account, stood in front of the reporter’s camera and apologized.
On the 11th (Korean time), Kim Seo-hyun bowed her head in front of reporters at Bellbank Park, Mesa, Arizona, USA for causing such a stir.
Kim Seo-hyun, who 안전놀이터appeared in front of the reporters wearing a Hanwha Eagles uniform, said, “There is really no excuse for this incident, and I want to say that I am really very sorry.” I want to say I’m so sorry, and I want to say I’m sorry once again to the seniors and coaches who are training hard now.”
“While I was excluded from training, I heard a lot of good things and advice from my seniors and coaches,” he said. I kept thinking and reflecting more. I will be more careful so that this never happens again.”
Kim Seo-hyun said, “Before I was a baseball player, I became a basic person, and I will come back as a more mature person than I am now.”
Hanwha Eagles coach Carlos Subero said, “Anyone can make mistakes in life, and there is no one who does not make mistakes,” and “everyone here will. But there is a difference between wanting to learn from the mistake or whether you want to ignore it and remain that way.”
Furthermore, “This cannot be Kim Seo-hyun’s last mistake, and it is because he is a human and can make mistakes,” he said. “But we have to watch and help him grow. Now that mistake is in the past. Let’s try ourselves and help others around us so that we can become a better person.”
On the 7th, it was revealed that in the past, Kim Seo-hyun posted inappropriate posts through her sub-account, swearing at the coaches and fans behind her back.
According to the post, in the past, Kim Seo-hyun said, “Coach said he was late XX. She said she didn’t eat if she wasn’t late. Why did people not wear number 11? XX. I can understand why you continue to smoke.”
Kim Seo-hyun, a native of the Seoul baseball team, has emerged as a top-notch rookie prospect by throwing fastballs of 163km per hour since high school. He splendidly emerged in the domestic professional baseball world in 2023, when he received the first overall pick from the Hanwha Eagles in the KBO Rookie Draft.
Kim Seo-hyun received 500 million won, the third largest ever, for his newcomer’s down payment.
On the 8th, the Hanwha club gave Kim Seo-hyun a disciplinary punishment of ‘excluding training for three days’ on the 8th, but Kim Seo-hyun continued her social media activities by clicking ‘Like’ on the video introducing the Hanwha Eagles Futures team on the 9th. When the media criticized the Korean media, it seems that he stood in front of the reporters and apologized sincerely.
On the 11th (Korean time), Kim Seo-hyun returns to training for the Hanwha Eagles, who are training for spring training in Arizona, USA. Since baseball officials and baseball fans are paying attention to his future actions, more cautious actions are required.