LG ‘sick finger’ Ham Deok-joo (28) participates in the spring camp. That means she is in better shape with her injuries.
She will be assigned a position based on her performance at camp. LG has yet to decide on the 5th starting pitcher. A scenario in which Deok-Joo Ham throws a good ball and makes the 5th starter is the most ideal.
It is known that Ham Deok-ju’s physical condition has improved considerably. She is in good condition to throw the ball normally. If she can keep a good sense, she seems to be able to expect even better results.
Ham Deok-joo wore an LG uniform as a trade in the 2021 season. At that time, instead of sending infielder Yang Seok-hwan and pitcher Nam-ho to Doosan, LG received Ham Deok-joo and right-hander Chae Ji-sun.
Contrary to Yang Seok-hwan’s rebirth as a giant after the transfer and leading the team’s batting line, Ham Deok-joo fell into a long slump. It was because of an injury.
In the 2021 season, the first year of his trade, Ham Deok-ju appeared in 16 games and recorded only 1 win, 2 losses and 1 hold with an ERA of 4.29. Because of his elbow pain, he only pitched 21 innings. After his season, he underwent surgery to remove a bone fragment in his elbow.
His recovery was slow. He didn’t play many games in the 2022 season either. He appeared in 13 games and marked a 2.13 earned run average without a win or loss. The match against Doosan on May 5 was his last appearance.
This is Ham Deok-ju, who has been focusing on rehabilitation ever since. It is LG’s judgment that it has now found a normal pace.
If Ham Deok-joo finds a normal condition, LG will be able to find various uses. First of all, Deok-joo Ham can hit a piece of the bullpen that he pitched the most.
In LG, lefty Kim Dae-yu wore a KIA uniform as a free agent compensation player for catcher Park Dong-won, leaving one spot in the left-hander bullpen vacant.
If Ham Deok-joo naturally fills this position, it can be a great strength.
He could even compete for the 5 starter. Although he does not have much experience, this is Ham Deok-ju, who was prepared as a starter. As long as his skills are revived, he can be said to be a player who can compete for the 5th start. Ham Deok-joo himself has a strong will to play as a starter rather than a bullpen. All he had to do was prove his qualifications.
LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “First of all, we have to check the throwing of the ball in the spring camp. If you throw the ball normally, it is a pitcher that can be used in various ways. He is a pitcher who can be a great force for the team.” 토토사이트
Ham Deok-ju is a talented player who was once recognized as a left-handed pitcher in the national team. If he finds a normal condition, the LG mound will gain more momentum. If he can solve the problem of the 5th selection, which is a concern, it is truly the icing on the cake.
He is still being considered as a bullpen pitcher, but the decision may change depending on his physical condition.
For now, just being able to join the spring camp without getting sick is a big change. It remains to be seen if Ham Deok-joo can bring about a change in the LG mound by regaining good skills.