LG Twins left-hander Ham Deok-ju, who voluntarily left the mound after feeling something wrong with his left elbow during the Jamsil NC game on April 4, will start the game as scheduled.

Down 0-2 in the third inning, Ham came on as the third pitcher after Yoo Young-chan with runners on first and third. He gave up a single to the first batter, Martin, to put runners on first and second, but got Kwon Hee-dong to ground out to third to end the inning.

In the fourth inning, he struck out Kim Joo-won with the bases loaded, but then felt something wrong. Following the trainer, pitching coach Kim Kyung-tae took the mound, and Ham Deok-ju could no longer throw and was replaced. After the substitution, a club official said, “Ham Deok-ju was replaced for player protection due to discomfort in the elbow area. He is currently undergoing icing treatment.”

Ham Deok-ju, who was traded to LG from Doosan in March 2021, has been plagued by injury issues for the past two years. This year, he was healthy and performing well, with his fastball velocity reaching the mid-140s as it did in his prime.

Before this game, he had made 26 appearances on the mound, going 2-0 with three saves and a 1.40 ERA in eight appearances. However, he was concerned about an abnormality in his elbow, but there was no problem with his elbow and he is scheduled to pitch in the next game normally. 먹튀검증

“Ham Deok-ju had no pain or special abnormalities as a result of today’s health check, so there are no plans for additional hospital checkups,” a club official said on Friday.

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