LG Twins’ foreign pitcher Adam Plutko (32), who left the team due to an injury at the end of August, was unable to pitch in the Korean Series and eventually left the team due to slow recovery.
The LG team announced on the 27th that Plutko departed for the United States through Incheon International Airport.
LG, ranked first in the regular season, is scheduled to begin the Korean Series starting November 7, but Plutko, who is currently having difficulty pitching normally, will not return to the team.
Plutko, who joined LG last year, played as a one-two punch with Casey Kelly for two seasons. After winning 15 wins (5 losses) and an ERA of 2.39 last year, he successfully renewed his contract, and continued to pitch well with 11 wins (1 loss) and an ERA of 2.21 through the first half of this year, leading LG to first place.
However, Plutko’s condition deteriorated in the second half of the season due to cold symptoms and a confirmed case of novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19), and in the game against NC Dinos on August 26, he pitched only 4 innings and felt unwell, so he was forced to play.
After a thorough examination, Plutko was diagnosed with a bone bruise on his left pelvis. He was initially expected to take 4 to 5 weeks to return, but his joining was delayed due to his failure to recover. Because of this, there was a question mark over whether Plutko would be able to show off his skills in the postseason.
The LG club explained, “Plutko devoted himself to rehabilitation, but decided that it would be difficult for him to pitch in the Korean Series, and after consultation with the club, he decided to leave the team.”
Plutco expressed its gratitude and support to LG fans through the club’s SNS.스포츠토토
He said, “LG fans have become a haven for our family over the past two years. I cannot express my gratitude in words. My son went to school here, and my wife really loves Korea. We created a special time for all of us.” “Thank you so much,” he said.
He also said that he would cheer for LG’s combined victory. Plutko said, “We have worked really hard for two years. I have worked hard to help LG win, both when I am on the mound and throwing the ball and when I am not,” and added, “I firmly believe that LG is building a dynasty. “It was a very small part, but it was a great blessing to me to be able to be together.”
He added, “LG will win the Korean Series. The players also have the mindset of one team,” and added, “I will support LG for the rest of my life.”