NC prospect removed during ‘injury blitz’ pitching — ‘fractured’ ulna in elbow

May 30, 2023 0 Comments

The reason for the suspension of NC Dinos right-handed pitcher Lim Ji-min (20) has been revealed.

The NC Dinos announced on Sept. 29 that Lim suffered an ulnar fracture in his right elbow. Lim appeared out of the bullpen for a home game against the Hanwha Eagles on April 27 and lasted two-thirds of an inning. He took the mound in the top of the ninth inning, trailing 0-5, and got two outs. Initially, it looked like he was going to end the inning. With Lee Won-seok on second and one out, the NC bench had no intention of making a change, but Lim didn’t throw two pitches for a while after Lee’s first pitch.

Catcher Ahn Jung-yeol and head trainer Park Rae-chan visited the mound, and Park immediately signed to the bench for a substitution. The replay camera also showed Lim bending down and complaining of pain. The signs were there. His fastball, which had been clocked at 147 km/h, had dropped to 142 km/h. After being removed from the first-team roster on the 28th, Lim underwent a detailed examination at a specialized hospital on the 29th and was eventually diagnosed with an ulnar fracture. It will be a long time before he can throw a ball again.

A graduate of Gangwon National University, Lim was selected in the fifth round (50th overall) of the 2022 Rookie Draft. Last year, in his first season with the organization, he distinguished himself in the Futures (second team) league. In 31 appearances, he posted a 1-2 record with 10 saves and a 1.55 ERA. This season, 메이저사이트 he continued to perform well, going 4-0 with a 2.35 ERA in 15 games in the secondary league. As a result, he was called up to the first team on March 23 and made his debut on March 25 against the Lotte Giants, allowing two runs on two hits in two-thirds of an inning. However, in his second high-profile first-team appearance, he was pulled.
otte will send right-handed sidearm Han Hyun-hee to the mound for Game 30. He is 4-3 with a 4.58 ERA in eight appearances this season. A concern is that he hasn’t been able to go the distance in his previous outing, giving up two runs in four innings against the Busan NC on April 24 (1-3 Lotte loss), and in his most recent outing against LG on April 13, he gave up five runs in five innings.

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