LG Twins sidearm pitcher Jung Woo-young, 24, returns. The No. 1 team’s bullpen is now complete.
Jung has been out of form since the start of the season. He suffered from the after-effects of a premature buildup to prepare for the World Baseball Classic (WBC) in March.
He struggled with his velocity and struggled with his pitches, so he tried to change his pitching style. In mid-July, he was placed on the disabled list with back pain.
After posting a 2-4 record with a 4.08 ERA in 41 appearances in the first half of the season, Jung was sent to the disabled list for the second time on July 13. It was a rebuilding period due to his declining health. He faltered in the second half, going 2-2 with a 6.14 ERA in nine games.
When he was sent down to the second team, Jung added a variety of pitches to his arsenal, including a curveball, slider, and changeup.
He put it to the test in a recent Futures League game. In three appearances, from Icheon Hanwha on the 19th to Mungyeong Commerce on the 22nd, Jung allowed just one hit and no walks in three innings and 10 batters faced. He also struck out one. He didn’t give up a run, so his ERA was zero.
Now he’s ready to return. 안전놀이터
“(Jung) will return to the first team on the 23rd,” manager Yoon Kyung-yeop announced on the 22nd.
“In the Futures (second team), he threw a lot of changeups. He threw 80 percent changeups and 20 percent two-seam fastballs. My changeup was a curve, slider, and changeup.”
With a two-pitch fastball and slider, Jung honed his changeup and curveball. The new Jung Woo-young is in. The already strong LG bullpen is now complete. It will be interesting to see how much power it will have.