LG Twins rookie Park Myung-geun (19) is taking a break. He has a problem with his elbow. It’s not serious, but he wants to prevent further injury.

“I think (Park) needs to rest a little bit,” LG manager Yoon Kyung-yeop said after the team’s 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League away game against the Lotte Giants at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on July 7 was canceled.

Park accompanied the team on the trip to Busan, but will be removed from the first team roster on Aug. 8.

Park took the mound with runners on first and second in the top of the sixth inning of a home game against the KT Wiz at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul the previous day (June 6) with his team leading 4-3.

He couldn’t get out of the jam. He walked pinch-hitter Jang Jang-woo on a wild pitch, gave up a double to Choi Jae-dae, and then walked Anthony Alford. In the end, Park Myung-geun retired the side without recording a single out. The end result: 0 innings and 2 runs.

Park had been rested the previous day after complaining of tightness in his elbow. He didn’t pitch in four of the last five games, and it didn’t get any better in Game 6.

Yoon said, “Park Myung-geun said he felt a little heavy after throwing yesterday (June 6). The pain is still there, and if he continues to go, he might not be able to pitch well. “Originally, I was going to let him rest after the All-Star Game, but I think I’ll have to skip the All-Star Game as much as possible,” he said.먹튀검증

Park was named to the Nanum All-Star lineup in the recently announced manager’s picks for the 2023 KBO All-Star Game. The injury will keep him out of his first All-Star Game.

Park, who joined LG this season after graduating from Raongo, was the only rookie to make the spring training roster. It shows how much coach Yoon Kyung-yup trusted him and had high expectations for him.

The season hasn’t disappointed. In 36 appearances, he has a 4-0 record, 5 saves, 5 holds, and a 3.25 ERA. He’s pitched in every position the team has needed him in, including starting, long relief, the bullpen, and the closer.

Naturally, the team wanted to spare him. Park’s target innings this season is 60 to 65 innings.

Coach Yeom said, “He’s done well enough. It’s time for him to rest,” he said. “I was thinking about long relief, so I was thinking about 80 innings at the beginning, but I reduced it as we went to the playoffs. Still, it was a lot more than I thought. I’m already halfway through. He really did a good job.”

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