“I will support LG for life” Plutko ‘says goodbye’ to the US ahead of KS
Adam Plutko, 32, a foreign-born right-handed pitcher for the LG Twins of Major League Baseball, has returned to the United States. Plutko, who left South Korea ahead of the Korean Series, left a message of support saying he would “support the LG Twins for the rest of my life.” 스포츠토토
The team shared his farewell message, saying that Plutko, who had been rehabbing, had left the country in consultation with the team. “I can’t thank the LG Twins fans enough for being a sanctuary for my family over the past two years,” Plutko said through the organization. “Thank you so much for making this a special time for my family,” he added.
“For the past two years, every time I’ve taken the mound and thrown a ball, and every time I haven’t, I’ve tried to help the LG Twins win,” he said. “I firmly believe that the LG Twins are building a dynasty. I feel blessed to be a small part of that process. The LG Twins will win the Korean Series. I’ll be rooting for them for the rest of my life, and I can’t explain what it means to me.”
Plutko made his KBO debut with LG last year and went 26-8 with a 2.40 ERA in two seasons. This season, he is 11-3 with a 2.41 ERA in 21 appearances. He was particularly dominant in the first half of the year, going 11-1, before suffering a left pelvic contusion in the second half that limited him to just four appearances and two losses.
He was initially expected to miss four weeks after the injury in late August, but his return was much longer. In the end, he was unable to return in September and then again in October. LG manager Yoon Kyung-yeop said, “He must come back in early October. Otherwise, we won’t use him in the postseason.” This didn’t make a difference.
In the end, LG and Plutko parted ways ahead of the Korean Series. The team is currently preparing for the Korean Series at LG Champions Park in Icheon, Gyeonggi-do, and will begin its final tune-up at Jamsil Stadium on April 29.