Lotte Giants’ ‘first designated pitcher’ Lee Min-seok (20), who voluntarily gave up during the pitching in the opening game, was eventually judged out of the season.
On the 7th, Lotte said, “As a result of the hospital examination the previous day (6th), Lee Min-seok was diagnosed as requiring right bone fragment removal and right gynecological ligament (MCL) reconstruction.”
In the 2023 season opener against the Doosan Bears held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 1st, Lee Min-seok climbed the mound at the end of the 8th inning following Seung-min Koo. After taking the mound, he caught the two batters well, and in the ninth inning, he took out Jose Rojas and Kim Jae-hwan with all-out hits.
Lee Min-seok, who gave Yang Eui-ji a walk in No메이저사이트. 5, called the pitching coach to the mound during a full count match with Kim Jae-ho. Lee Min-seok, who held the elbow, was eventually replaced by finisher Kim Won-joong and went down. Lee Min-seok, who was excluded from the entry the next day, was diagnosed with elbow damage. Lee Min-seok, who was first diagnosed in Busan, was re-examined in Seoul, and eventually ended up on the operating table.
Lee Min-seok, who undergoes surgery on the 14th, secures a range of motion after surgery through basic rehabilitation for two weeks. He is expected to rehabilitate for a total of about a year, taking about 10 months only for full-scale rehabilitation, including weight training and ITP (Interval Throwing Program). If this happens, it will be difficult to see Lee Min-seok on the mound in the 2023 season.
Lee Min-seok, who joined Lotte as the first choice last year, recorded an average ERA of 5.88 with 1 win, 1 loss and 5 holds in 27 games. In this year’s spring camp, he showed a speed of over 150 km/h early on and improved his condition. However, due to an unexpected injury, his performance was postponed.