Park Yoo-yeon, ‘Hidden drunk driving’ was eventually released… Fall of 25-year-old catcher prospect

Doosan Bears officially announced on the 12th, “We held a club disciplinary committee and decided to release catcher Park Yoo-yeon (25).”

“Park Yoo-yeon was caught drunk driving in the morning of late September in Gyeonggi-do and was suspended for 100 days at the end of October,” the Doosan club said. “Park Yoo-yeon did not report the details to the club,” explaining the reason for the withdrawal.

Doosan added, “We reported it to the KBO Clean Baseball Center immediately after confirming the information through our own investigation, and decided to release Park Yoo-yeon according to by-laws.”

According to an exclusive report by this newspaper on the 9th, Park Yoo-yeon was caught drunk driving at the end of September in the middle of the 2023 KBO League regular season. He didn’t get behind the wheel immediately after drinking. He was caught driving a car the morning after drinking and was suspended from his license due to a hangover. 안전한 파워볼사이트

The problem is that Park Yoo-yeon did not immediately inform the club. Doosan belatedly learned that Park Yoo-yeon was caught drunk driving through an anonymous tipster’s contact last week. Doosan contacted Park Yoo-yeon to find out the facts, which Park Yoo-yeon admitted. Doosan immediately took measures to report to the KBO Clean Baseball Center.

Park Yoo-yeon, a former Dongsan High School student, achieved her dream of becoming a professional player by ranking 60th in the sixth round of the second round of Doosan Bears in the 2017 rookie draft. After leaving one hit in three at-bats in her first year of debut, she joined the military and fulfilled her military duty, and throughout her career, she has drawn attention as an offensive catcher who is stronger in hitting than defense.

Park competed with Jang Seung-hyeon and Ahn Seung-han for the second catcher at Lee Seung-yeop’s first spring camp. However, his skills did not improve as much as expected, and he spent time in Icheon, where he suffered a knee injury while riding a rise in batting average of 267 and one RBI in 10 games after his first call-up in August. Park had surgery on his left knee in early September and made irreversible mistakes such as drunk driving and concealing during rehabilitation.

Doosan was planning to hold an audition for the backup catcher to support Yang Eui-ji once again in next year’s Australian spring camp. Lee Seung-yeop, apart from Jang Seung-hyun, Ahn Seung-han, and Kim Ki-yeon, thought about how to use Park Yeon-woo’s card, which is specialized in attacks, but faced an absurd situation in which the applicant was eliminated even before the audition was held.

In addition to the club’s own punishment, Park is unlikely to avoid severe disciplinary action by the KBO League. According to the KBO League’s punishment for drunk driving, the first detection of suspension of license is suspension of 70 games, and the first detection of cancellation of license is disqualified for one year. On top of that, aggravated punishment is expected due to the team’s failure to report.

Bae Young-bin, who was a member of the Lotte Giants, was punished for 80 hours of community service activities due to the KBO’s one-year disqualification and unreported part after being revoked for drunk driving at the end of October, failing to inform the club.

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