The first-place LG Twins have been dealt a blow. Ace Adam Plutko has been sidelined with an injury.
Plutko started the 2023 Shinhan Bank Solar KBO League game against the NC Dinos at NC Park in Changwon on April 26, but left the game after four innings (one run) due to discomfort in his left adductor muscle.
As a result, Plutko was removed from the first-team roster ahead of the 29th game against the Jamsil Doosan Bears. An LG official said, “Plutko was diagnosed with a bone bruise in his left pelvic bone at a hospital checkup. It will take him about four to five weeks to return. We expect him to be available in the second half of the season.”
Emergency lights are on for LG. Ace Plutko has done his job, going 11-3 with a 2.41 ERA in 21 appearances this season.
Reliever Kim Yoon-sik was called up to the first team along with Lee Ji-gang on the 29th. Kim is expected to fill the void left by Plutko. Kim Yun-sik has been in the starting rotation in the Futures League and has improved his pitching. He made his first start in the Futures League against the Sangmu on April 23, pitching three innings of one-hit ball with three strikeouts and no walks.
Left-handed reliever Ham Deok-ju was also sent down to the second team. According to LG officials, Ham Deok-ju was designated for assignment. He is expected to be recalled in 10 days if his physical condition remains unchanged. In 57 games this year, Ham Deok-ju has posted a 4-4 record with four saves and a 1.62 ERA in 16 appearances, giving the bullpen a boost.스포츠토토
Meanwhile, NC infielder Oh Young-soo, KT Wiz pitcher Lee Sun-woo, SSG Landers outfielder Guillermo Heredia, Samsung Lions catcher Lee Byung-hun and pitcher Lee Seung-hyun were added to the first team roster.