Will the best scenario envisioned by the KIA Tigers come true?
Mario Sanchez’s return clock has gotten faster. On the 25th of last month, Sanchez made his first bullpen pitch since his injury at Challengers Field in Hampyeong on the 12th. He threw a total of 30 pitches at 80% intensity. KIA manager Kim Jong-guk said, “If there is no problem with Sanchez’s condition tomorrow, he will throw a 90-100% bullpen pitch on the 17th.”
Sanchez pitched well against the Gwangju Hanwha Eagles on the 25th of last month, allowing 1 run, 2 hits, 1 walk (1 outing), 6 strikeouts, and 7 innings. However, the next day, he complained of elbow pain, and after two examinations, he was diagnosed with damage to the medial collateral ligament of his right elbow (elbow) and symptoms of impingement syndrome. He attempted to return by opting for injection treatment instead of surgery, but considering rehabilitation and recovery of pitching sensation, it was predicted that it would not be easy to return within this month. With the addition of Lee Ui-ri (21), who will join the Hangzhou Asian Games national team on the 22nd, it was predicted that KIA would have quite a few selection gaps in the final battle for rankings.바카라사이트
Sanchez started pitching with a 30m long toss on the 5th. After that, the distance is increased and the order begins with half pitching and then bullpen pitching. It was expected that he would start half pitching starting this week and then move on to bullpen pitching if there were no problems. However, as his physical condition is improving faster than expected, the rehabilitation phase is accelerating.
If Sanchez receives a passing grade even in 100% bullpen pitching, only live pitching and actual pitching are left. There is a cautious prediction that if Lee Ui-ri goes through the rehabilitation stage as smoothly as now, he may be able to make a comeback when he joins the Asian Games national team. Coach Kim also said, “It may be faster than the end of this month,” and “I plan to adjust to playing short innings in the first team rather than actual pitching for the Futures (second team) team.”
However, this picture is only possible when it is determined that there is no problem during the rehabilitation process. Manager Kim added a caveat, saying, “Once we finish pitching well in the bullpen on the 17th, we can move on to the next schedule.”