“Power loss is expected.”

Among the Doosan Bears’ bullpen, side pitcher Park Chi-guk (25), a key resource, left. At the end of the season, when every game is important, being out of the lineup for at least 10 days is a bigger blow than ever. Director Lee Seung-yeop’s sigh also deepens.스포츠토토

Doosan announced the news of Park Chi-guk’s cancellation from the first team ahead of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League home game against SSG Landers at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 13th. I went down with Kim Jeong-woo, and Park So-jun and Baek Seung-woo were registered.

The reason for Park Chi-guk’s transfer to the 2nd Army is an injury. Coach Lee said, “The condition of my shoulder has not been good since the game on the 10th (against Samsung). I woke up today and was told that it was not in good condition, so I got tested, and the results were also not good.”

Park Chi-guk is a pitcher who has been struggling in the bullpen with 5 wins, 2 losses, 2 saves, 11 holds, and an earned run average (ERA) of 3.22 in 50 1/3 innings in 58 games this season.

When the team took the lead, he often took the mound to pass the ball to Hong Geon-hee and Jeong Cheol-won in close-contact situations. He is the pitcher who appeared in the most games among Doosan pitchers this season.

Doosan is chasing 5th place SSG by 2 games with 60 wins, 57 losses, and 1 draw. Although the game on this day was canceled due to rain, the importance of the match on the 14th is very great, and from the 15th, they will play a three-game series with SSG and the KIA Tigers, who are in fourth place without a win.

Afterwards, 4 games are scheduled against the 3rd place team NC Dinos over 6 days. It is bound to be a big blow to Doosan, which lost its sure-win team at a very important point with 26 games left.

Coach Lee said, “I received a report that he will start pitching if his condition is good after about 3-4 days,” and predicted, “If he sticks to his schedule normally, he will be able to return on the 21st.”

As the competition for the top 5 is already very tough, Park Chi-guk’s quick return is urgently needed. Coach Lee said, “Because Park Chi-guk played such an important role, a loss of power is expected,” and added, “We will try to play the game well with players like Kim Kang-ryul and Choi Ji-gang.”

Other players need to fill in the empty spots well. Baek Seung-woo, who received attention at the beginning of the season, has a heavy burden on his shoulders. Coach Lee said, “Baek Seung-woo is a player I originally had high hopes for. I originally tried to call him up in May, but his pace was slow, and he often went back and forth between the first and second teams after that. I received a report that he was the best player among the second-team players.” .

Regarding Park So-jun, he said, “After the surgery, he pitched in 3 games and his second-team performance is good,” but added, “It is difficult to use him right away as he has not pitched for the first-team for more than a year. We will release him first in a convenient situation.”

Baek Seung-woo is a left-handed pitcher who was selected by Doosan with the 69th pick in the 7th round in the 2023 rookie draft after attending Busan High School and Dong-A University. Park So-jun, known to Doosan fans under the name Park Jong-gi, underwent elbow surgery after 2021 and took a break last year. He changed his name and stood in front of Doosan fans again.

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