After returning to the United States for the postseason, Adam Plutko is looking to return to Major League Baseball (MLB).
“Plutko is looking to return to the major leagues after two stellar seasons in South Korea,” John Heyman of the New York Post reported on Saturday.토토사이트
Since joining Cleveland in 2016, Plutko has played five seasons in the MLB, going 14-14 with a 5.39 ERA in 88 games.
Plutko, who is signed through 2022, went 15-5 with a 2.39 ERA in 28 games last year. After re-signing, Plutko was the ace of the staff this season, going 11-3 with a 2.41 ERA in 21 games. He contributed significantly to LG’s first-place finish in the regular season.
However, Plutko and LG started to fall apart this fall. In late July, he was diagnosed with COVID-19, and in late August, he suffered a left pelvic bone contusion. Plutko slowed down his rehabilitation based on the opinion of his personal doctor in the U.S., as opposed to the opinions of the Korean medical team and LG’s training staff, and was ultimately ruled out of the regular season by manager Yoon Kyung-yeop. Plutko tweeted, “I will always support the LG Twins. Go LG Twins! Thank you!” and returned to the United States on March 27.
Plutko was recently confirmed to have undergone surgery in the United States. Plutko’s wife released a photo of her husband in a hospital bed after the surgery.
In his final year in the big leagues, Plutko pitched 38 games for the Baltimore Orioles in 2021, posting a 6.71 ERA. “Plutko’s slider velocity improved from 2486 to 2592 revolutions per minute,” Heyman said.