SSG · Doosan · NC · Hanhwa crying… Injuries of foreign players, variables in the early game

Romero, Dillon, and Widener injured before the opening,
it is difficult to predict when all three will return
Romero suffered a sensitive shoulder injury
Dillon, who was hit by a ball, and Widener with a sore
back suffered from a sore back.

Foreign players’ health has emerged as a variable in the early days of professional baseball.

With the 2023 KBO League opening on the 1st, attention is focused on the performance of foreign players. Considering the weight of the team, the joys and sorrows can be mixed depending on how foreign players show. In that respect, SSG Landers, who won the combined championship last year, is crying. 토토사이트

SSG Eni Romero (32) stopped pitching due to shoulder pain during a practice match against the Samsung Lions held in Okinawa, Japan on the 6th of last month. As the ‘opening closure’ due to injury became longer, rumors of a replacement surfaced. Among pro baseball scouts, there is talk of “at least 3 months absence” going around. I’m not even sure about this because I hurt such a sensitive area. Although SSG has native ace Kim Gwang-hyeon, the departure of Romero, who was highly anticipated as the first starter at the time of recruitment, is painful.

SBS Sports commentator Lee Jong-yeol said, “Romero has to play the role Wilmer Font (San Diego Padres) did last year, but it’s a big bad thing for SSG.” said. Font recorded 13-6 with a 2.69 ERA last year and was responsible for 184 innings, the most on the team. Commissioner Lee Jong-yeol advised, “If the shoulder, not the elbow, hurts once (while undergoing rehabilitation), about half a year can pass. A quick decision may be needed.”

Doosan Bears Dylan Pile (27) is also on a long-term departure. Dylan was hit in the head by a batted ball while pitching live during spring training in Australia. Concerned about the aftereffects of the long flight, he stayed in Australia for several more days without entering the country with the squad. After arriving in Korea on the 12th of last month, he was immediately examined at the hospital, and was diagnosed with dizziness due to a bone bruise and found that he needed 4 weeks of rest. In fact, it was not easy to return to the first team in April, so the burden on the domestic selection team was increased.

An official from the Doosan club said, “Considering the period of preparation for pitching after four weeks, we expect the return to be around the beginning of May. I think we need to watch the situation a little.” If there is no actual pitching for more than a month, it is necessary to go through a phase of improving performance through second-team games. If that happens, the return point will inevitably be pushed further back.

NC Dinos foreign pitcher Tyler Widener (29) also collapsed at the end of the demonstration game. Widener sprained his back during running training the day before before starting the final game against KT Wiz on the 28th of last month. The result of the examination was herniated disc neurosis. It is not a part that has been injured in the past, so there is great concern. 

An official from the NC club said, “I think the time to come back will come after taking a break and seeing the progress. Now, it’s impossible to confirm how long it will take to recover.” Wes Parsons suffered from a bad back last year. I checked my waist and pulled it out, but it’s embarrassing to see it like this. I think my waist might have been a little surprised in the cold weather.” NC became the winning pitcher in the opening game on the 1st after Eric Peddy, a new foreign pitcher, successfully completed the demonstration game (3 games, average ERA of 0.71). However, due to Widener’s departure, the long race began without 100% power.

Birch Smith (33), who was the starting pitcher for the opening game of the Hanwha Eagles, was excluded from the first team entry on the 2nd. Smith started against Kiwoom Heroes on the 1st, played 2 and 2/3 innings, and then voluntarily gave up. The part that felt the pain was the shoulder, so the team was on high alert. An official from the Hanwha club said, “A checkup is scheduled for the morning of the 3rd.”

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