Good news for KIA, which hasn’t given up on a direct semi-playoff berth. Foreign pitcher Mario Sanchez (29), who has been rehabbing from elbow pain, is ready to return.
Before the game against Doosan at Gwangju-KIA Champions Field on Friday, KIA manager Kim Jong-kook said, “Sanchez will pitch live on the 17th. If there is no pain, he could join us midweek.” “I checked my condition with a bullpen pitch in Gwangju on the 14th and got a passing grade. He threw 50 pitches, 25 of which he said he threw strongly with about 80 percent power. Since I didn’t feel any pain, I decided to do a live pitching test and then decide whether to join the first team.
Even if I join the team, I need to manage my pitch count and pitch spacing. The pain was in my elbow, and I was diagnosed with an injury to the medial collateral ligament of my right elbow in two separate examinations. It’s not serious enough to require surgery, but it’s still a precarious situation, like throwing with a ticking time bomb.
I rehabbed for three weeks with injections and was cleared to take the mound. He is expected to pitch in live pitches and practice sessions to check his pain, control, and recovery time before deciding on a plan for the rest of the season.
Lee Eui-ri, who was sidelined with a blister on his finger, has also started the comeback process. Kim said, “(Lee) is expected to be able to pitch against Kiwoom on the 20th or Hanwha on the 21st. He won’t be able to pitch long innings, but he will pitch one game before joining the Asian Games team,” Kim explained.토토사이트
With two starters out of the lineup, KIA will have to play a three-game series against Doosan with alternate starters. Hwang Dong-ha will start the first game on the 16th. He will be backed up by Kim Ki-hoon, who had his chance to start in the rain. It is important for KIA to hold on.