Lotte Giants right-hander Na Gyun-an (25), who left the lineup due to a hamstring injury at the end of last month, is spurring his comeback.메이저놀이터
Lotte coach Larry Sutton said, “Right now, before the match against SSG Landers, which was resigned on the 15th, Kyun-an Na’s rehabilitation is proceeding smoothly without any problems.” He has also finished pitching in the bullpen, and since he also appeared in the Futures (2nd division) league game, we will soon be able to see Na Kyun-an in the 1st division.”
On the 29th of last month, Kyun-an Na was diagnosed with a left hamstring sprain. Initially, Lotte expected that there would be no major setbacks in the recovery itself in about 10 days, which is the entry cancellation period, but it took a longer time than planned. However, as he took more rest, it is said that there are no major problems with his current physical condition. Na Gyun-an, who shook off the injury, digested his first bullpen pitching since his injury on the 12th at Lotte Sangdong Baseball Stadium in Gimhae, the training ground of Lotte Future Team. On the 15th, he virtually completed the necessary procedures for returning to the starting lineup against the KIA Tigers in Ulsan in the Futures League.
It’s like thousands of troops. At the beginning of this season, Lotte was on the rise with Na Kyun-an at the fore. Kyun-an Na recorded 4 wins and 1.34 earned run average (ERA) in 5 games in April, and was also awarded the Monthly Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the first time in his life. After being on the injured list (IL) once due to elbow pain in June, he experienced some ups and downs, but Na Kyun-an was the pitcher who showed the most steady performance in Lotte this season.
Even in light of Lotte’s team situation, Na Kyun-ahn’s return is a good thing. Currently, foreign pitchers Charlie Barnes and Aaron Wilkerson are holding out in the Lotte starting lineup, but the domestic starting lineup is relatively sluggish. Not only Lee In-bok and Han Hyun-hee, but recently even ace Park Se-woong were affected by pitching due to poor defense.