The Lotte Giants’ Bae Young-bin (23) has been in the news for a while now, and baseball officials are saddened by the news.
“We have confirmed that Bae Young-bin was caught in a drunk driving crackdown in late October in his hometown in Seoul,” the Lotte team said on Thursday.
The incident occurred on the 23rd of last month. Bae was caught in a police crackdown while pulling his car out of an alley after calling a substitute driver.
At the time, Bae was in an “intoxicated” state. His blood alcohol level was enough to revoke his license.
The player did not self-report the incident, but the club found out about it first. Lotte immediately reported the incident to the KBO Clean Baseball Center.
Bae Young-bin graduated from Hongik University and donned a Lotte uniform this year as a developmental player. After showing promise, he was converted to a full-time player in May.
He appeared in 18 games this season, 온라인카지노 batting 3-for-1 with five RBIs in 16 at-bats. He drew attention for his wild hitting and quick footwork.
In his first-team debut against the Kiwoom Heroes on August 20, he started at shortstop and produced a three-hit game with a fake bunt slash in his first at-bat, followed by a double in the fourth and a single in the eighth. He was called up to the first team again at the end of September and turned heads with his gritty play. In particular, he was expected to start the last two games of the regular season against the Hanwha Eagles on October 15-16.
However, it is unclear whether she will be able to continue her career in the future due to her drunk driving and failure to report to the club. Bae Young-bin, who was participating in the finalization camp, was immediately sent home.
The KBO received the club’s report on Nov. 11 and will soon convene a penalty committee to determine the level of discipline.
A Lotte official said, “Apart from the KBO’s penalty committee, our own disciplinary committee will be held on the 16th. The player did not inform the club (of the DUI).”
Lotte is riding a “new wind.
New manager Kim Tae-hyung has taken the helm, and new general manager Park Jun-hyuk has been appointed. That’s why we can expect more decisive action.
Starting in June 2022, the KBO has tightened its sanctions for drunk driving. The sanctions were divided into license suspension, license revocation, and second and third offenses. According to the rules, a KBO player will be suspended for 70 games for the first offense and disqualified for one year for the first offense. Two DUIs are punishable by five years, and three or more are permanent.
Unlike in the past, clubs will not be able to impose their own disciplinary measures outside of the KBO. The only action a team can take is to terminate a player’s contract, or release him.