Samsung Lions foreign pitcher Albert Suarez has suffered a torn calf muscle.
Suarez gave up a single to Hong Chang-ki in the first inning against LG in Daegu on June 6, but induced Moon Sung-joo to ground into a shortstop-2b-1b double play. Two innings later, he gave up a single to Kim Hyun-soo.
Suarez felt discomfort in his left calf while covering first base, and a trainer and pitching coach Kwon Oh-joon went to the mound to check his condition. Unable to pitch normally, Suarez was helped off the mound by the trainer. Right-hander Lee Seung-hyun was brought in as an emergency.
After being replaced, Suarez underwent a detailed examination at the SM Radiology Department. A club official said, “As a result of the MRI examination, the left gastrocnemius muscle was damaged by about 12 centimeters. It will take about four weeks to recover.”
Coach Park Jin-man said before the game, “We are not in a situation to give up yet. We are on the upswing and can go up at any time like KT. We’ll have to wait until the end of the season to find out,” he said, keeping his hopes alive for a top-five finish. 메이저사이트
Especially with David Buchanan, Albert Suarez, Won Tae-in, and Baek Jung-hyun back in the lineup, the team has more flexibility in its starting lineup. However, the unexpected injury blow will be felt even more acutely.