It is unclear when to return, a foreign pitcher can not play even one game and is replaced… “I can’t wait”
“If the situation does not improve, I think I will have to judge.”
SSG Landers has a lot of worries at the beginning of the season. This is because foreign pitcher Annie Romero was not included in the opening roster due to a shoulder injury.
Romero joined SSG ahead of this season. He showed good form at spring camp held in Vero Beach, Florida, USA. In his first live pitching, he recorded his highest speed of 147 km/h. 온라인바카라
Guy Conti, former New York Mets bullpen coach who came to the Vero Beach spring camp and trained Pedro Martinez, said, “He’s a player who can help SSG a lot. Looking at Romero, it’s like watching pitchers from the Mets. He has a good physique and athleticism. He’s a good player.” I have to watch them play, but I think they will show a good performance just by practicing.”
However, at the second camp held in Okinawa, Japan, bad news came from injury. Romero, who took the mound in a practice game against the Samsung Lions, complained of shoulder pain in the third inning and came off the mound. Afterwards, he returned to Korea a day earlier than the team.
Since then, Romero has been recovering on Ganghwa Island. He is concentrating on treatment and has not played a single game in exhibition matches. And the season started. However, the timing of Romero’s return is still unclear.
Head coach Kim Won-hyung opened his mouth about Romero’s condition ahead of the opening match against the KIA Tigers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 1st.
Director Kim Won-hyung said, “I’m still receiving treatment. I think I’ll have to listen to and judge when to return. It’s hard to say right now.” But if this situation does not improve, I think I will have to judge (replacement).”
Meanwhile, before the KIA on the 2nd, Kirk McCarty will appear. Ahead of his debut in the KBO League, McCarty took the mound in three exhibition games and recorded an ERA of 3.00 with 4 runs (4 earned) and 13 hits (1 home run) in 12 innings. KIA starting pitcher Lee Eui-ri. He returned after participating in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) and marked an average ERA of 1.23 with 1 run (1 earned) and 5 hits (1 home run) in 2 exhibition games, 7⅓ innings.