Left-handed bullpen pitcher Ham Deok-ju (28), who has been the backbone of the LG Twins this season, will not be able to pitch in the rest of the regular season. “There is still a lot of inflammation in his elbow, so the regular season will be difficult,” LG manager Yoon Kyung-yeop told reporters at Katie Weeds Park in Suwon on Tuesday. Ham, who will become a free agent at the end of this season, has appeared in 57 games with four wins, four saves and a 1.62 ERA in 16 appearances, helping LG dominate the top spot. When he was sidelined from the first team on 29 March with a sore left elbow, it was not expected that his absence would be prolonged .Yeom said, “He’s not holding the ball at all. I told him not to catch it. Actually, he felt better in the middle of the week, so he did (pitching drills). But the test on Tuesday (19th) showed that there was still inflammation,” he explained .The LG coaching staff decided it was better to give him enough time than to rush him into action .If LG clinched the top spot in the regular season and went straight to the Korean Series, they would have more than a month to prepare.” They told me not to even play catch because I might not be able to pitch in the postseason if I messed up,” Yeom said. I’m taking medication to control the inflammation, but we’ll have to wait and see. “Unlike Ham Deok-ju, Adam Plutko, 31, was ordered back quickly .Plutko, who refused to throw last season against the wishes of the club’s medical staff, has been with Hamhung this season after being expunged from the first team on the 29th of last month.”Plutko needs to come back as soon as possible,” said Yeom. He must pitch two or three games before the postseason. If he’s going to pitch one game and then go to the postseason, I won’t use him at all,” he said firmly. “I don’t let (players) 토토사이트 do whatever they want,” he added.

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