SSG Landers closing pitcher Seo Jin-yong (31) is rehabbing well after undergoing successful elbow bone chip surgery.
Seo underwent bone chip surgery on his right elbow on Nov. 10. The result is successful. It wasn’t a difficult surgery, and there was nothing to worry about as it was a procedure, not an operation.
A club official said, “There is nothing unusual. He will prepare normally for next season. He is currently undergoing rehabilitation at a high level of intensity.”
Seo Jinyong told OSEN, “The ‘procedure’ went well,” and “I think I’ll be throwing the ball from the end of January.” This will allow him to pitch healthier next season.
“The arm angle seems to be coming out well. The surgery seems to have gone well,” he said, adding, “It wasn’t a big surgery to worry about. I don’t have to worry about preparing for next year’s spring training and the new season.”
I’m more confident than worried. The title of ‘save king’ is a big boost for him. “I think being the closer this year has given me a lot of experience and helped me. 먹튀검증 When I was playing baseball, I was thinking, ‘I wonder if I can win a title,’ but I feel like I’ve gained a lot of confidence by winning the Save King.”
He has appeared in 69 games, the eighth most.
It must have taken a toll on him, but he held up well in the big battles, and SSG was able to hold on to third place in the regular season. Seo finished the year with 42 saves, a 5-4 record, and a 2.59 ERA. Seo was a big part of the reason SSG was able to stay in the race until the end.
He is the third save king in the club’s history after Cho Woong-chun (SSG pitching coach) in 2003 and Ha Jae-hoon (current outfielder) in 2019. In addition, Seo became the first pitcher in franchise history to reach 40 saves. He is the ninth 40-save pitcher in KBO history. He is the sixth closer to reach 40 saves.
“It’s a great experience once you’ve done it,” Seo said. “It might feel different when you finally get the award, but you think to yourself, ‘I can do it.’ It feels really good. It feels really good. You feel so confident. I feel like I feel a lot of things,” he added.
Seo pitched the bottom of the ninth inning against Doosan in Jamsil last month, giving up a solo home run to Kim In-tae, but his fastball reached a maximum of 149 kilometers per hour to preserve his team’s 3-2 victory. “There seems to be a difference in balance,” he said. I think I found a good balance and my fastball came out well,” he reflected. At the time, he was throwing 145 to 146 mph, but on this day, he threw several 148 mph pitches and topped out at 149 mph.
It might not matter if he threw 145 or 149 mph. But for him, his velocity was something that bothered him.
In fact, Seo has been the No. 1 closer since his days in SK.
After being drafted in 2011, Seo went to Sangmu, but he started to make a mark in 2015. He didn’t stand out early on, but the 1992-born pitcher was still considered a candidate for the closer’s job in the early-to-midstages of his debut, as his fastball reached over 150 kilometers per hour. However, he didn’t quite make the cut. Then, in 2018, he finished second in the category with 33 holds.
He’s been a must-win pitcher since 2018. His velocity was down, so he tried to get it up, but instead his pitches were shaky. His option was to throw strikes, which he did, and while his average velocity dropped a bit, he was able to battle the hitters. He really started to establish himself as a starter. He’d go to the closer’s spot and then close out the seventh and eighth inning or two. Despite his ups and downs, he became an integral part of the team.
This year, he finally proved his worth. He threw a mid-140s fastball and his main weapon, a forkball, out the back door. The “no-blow” broke, but Seo kept the tailgate open.
He has played in 60 games for five straight seasons.
When he reached 50 games in five consecutive years, it was the 19th KBO record. It’s also the third all-time record for a single team after Cho Woong-chun and Chung Woo-ram. 스포츠토토사이트 It’s a testament to the consistency of his training and the trust he’s built without any major ups and downs.
He once said, “I think the reason I’m playing so much is because the results are good, and I’m personally proud and grateful that I’m able to do this.” He’s not worried about the bone fragment surgery. With one title under his belt, he plans to spend the offseason aiming for the saves title again next year.