Adam Plutko (32), a right-handed foreign pitcher for the LG Twins of the Korean Baseball Organization who was unable to pitch in the Korean Series due to a pelvic contusion, left South Korea on the 27th and returned to the United States.
The LG Twins announced that Plutko, who has been rehabilitating, left the country in consultation with the team and thanked fans on the team’s social networking service (SNS).
“I can’t thank the LG Twins fans enough for being my family’s sanctuary for the past two years,” Plutko said, adding, “Thank you so much for creating a special time for my family.”
“For the past two years, every time I’ve taken the mound and thrown a ball, and every time I haven’t, I’ve tried to help the LG Twins win,” he said. “I firmly believe that the LG Twins are building a dynasty, and I’m blessed to be a small part of that process.”
“I will always support the LG Twins for the rest of my life, and I can’t explain what they have meant to me,” Plutko concluded, wishing them the best of luck in the Korean Series.
Plutko, who made his KBO debut in an LG uniform last year, finished his two-year career with a 26-8 record and a 2.40 ERA.
This year, he was an ace in the first half of the season with 11 wins (1 loss), but lost only two games in the second half of the season.
Despite the good performance in the regular season, Plutko parted ways with LG after a bad fall.
Last year, he was sidelined for over 20 days with bursitis in his back and went straight into the playoffs without pitching a game, only to take a loss and ruin LG’s chances.
He insisted on going straight to the playoffs with his own rehabilitation method, and the LG coaching staff believed him, but it didn’t work.
This year, he went down early with a thigh injury in late August and was diagnosed with a left pelvic contusion at the hospital and was sidelined for four weeks.
With plenty of time left before the Korean Series, Plutko’s lack of commitment prompted LG manager Yoon Kyung-yeop to declare that he would not be on the roster for the Korean Series at all.
The club held talks with the player, but LG’s callous response was that they weren’t going to play him twice.
LG, which is currently preparing for the Korean Series with training camps at LG Champions Park in Icheon, Gyeonggi-do, will move to Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on Sept. 29 for the final tune-up. 토토사이트