LG Twins sidearm pitcher Jung Woo-young, 24, is preparing to return with a changeup.
LG manager Yeom Kyung-yeop spoke about Jung Woo-young’s rehabilitation with the second team before the rainout against the Lotte Giants in Jamsil on Feb. 22. He said, “(Jung) Woo-young will rejoin the first team roster on the 23rd. In the Futures (second team), he threw 80 percent changeups and 20 percent two-seam fastballs. His pitches were mainly curveballs and changeups.”
Jung’s pitching has been shaky this season, and he was placed on the 13-day disabled list (IL) and spent some time on the second team. He also worked on adding a variety of pitches to his arsenal, including a curveball, slider, and changeup. He checked the results of his training in a recent Futures League game, and the results were good, so he was cleared to return on the 23rd.
On the 22nd, he threw a perfect first inning with 13 pitches against Mungyeong Commerce. His pitches in the previous two games weren’t bad either. He didn’t throw many pitches and finished each inning without allowing a run. In three games, he only gave up one hit. The big story is the four-hitter. In three Futures League games, he didn’t give up a single walk or strikeout.
Since his professional debut, Jung’s powerful two-seam fastball has turned him into one of the KBO’s best bullpen arms, but it hasn’t been easy this year. His slide-step correction process at the beginning of the season resulted in less power. He tried to get back to his original form, but his pitches were often read by his opponents and he struggled. After the All-Star break, he worked on his slide step again, and even threw a new pitch, in an effort to get back on track, but it wasn’t easy to make the change while playing with the first team. After faltering with a 2-0 record and a 6.14 ERA in his last nine games, he decided to retool in the second team.토토사이트
With Jung’s return, the LG bullpen is complete. Park Myung-geun, who recently returned from injury, is also feeling well enough to pitch. It will be interesting to see if Jeong Woo-young can complete Yeom’s plan to build a bullpen full of pitchers.