Why LG will delay rookie Park Myung-geun’s return to the first team as long as possible

LG Twins rookie side-arm pitcher Park Myung-geun (19) will return to the first team a little later.

LG manager Yeom Kyung-yeop said on the 18th, “We are thinking of calling Park Myung-geun to the first team slowly. He was sent down to the second team because his elbow was not good, so we plan to give him more time.”

Park, who was the only LG rookie to join the opening roster and prove his competitiveness in the first team, was placed on the injured list (IL) on the 7th of this month. He complained of discomfort in his right elbow. The LG coaching staff decided to give him a break for rehabilitation.

Park was included in the roster for the All-Star Game, but was replaced by Kim Jin-seong due to injury. His first half performance was outstanding. In 36 games, he went 4-5 with five saves and a 3.25 ERA, earning a spot in a solid LG bullpen.

There are several reasons why LG decided not to rush Park’s return. Firstly, there’s the rookie factor. Park pitched a lot of innings early in the season as the bullpen was riddled with injuries and underperformance. By the end of the first half, he had thrown 36 innings. As a rookie who is not yet accustomed to long runs, this may have added to his fatigue.

The LG coaching staff also expects Park’s role to increase during the Asian Games. Two of LG’s bullpen pitchers, Jeong Woo-young and Ko Woo-seok, have been selected for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. In their absence, Park Myung-geun and Ham Deok-ju will have to anchor the bullpen. Because of this, there is no need to rush Park’s return.카지노사이트

While Park’s return will be delayed, Yoo Young-chan and Baek Seung-hyun will return to the first team at the start of the second half. Jung Woo-young is also expected to be available. After being left off the first team roster on the 13th due to a back ailment, he will be eligible to join the first team from the first game of the second half on the 21st under the new rule that allows players on the 10-day IL to be retroactively added back up to three days. Jung’s last appearance of the first half came against the Sajik Lotte Giants on the 9th.

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