This time, left-handed starter Baek Jung-hyun (36) will be rested.
“메이저놀이터Baek Jeong-hyun pitched in the bullpen today, but he has some discomfort in his elbow, so I think he should be removed from the roster,” Samsung manager Park Jin-man said after the game against KT at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on Sept. 30 was canceled.
Baek was scheduled to start against the NC on September 1. To check the condition of his elbow, he pitched in the bullpen in the rain and decided to take a break by excluding him from the roster. He is expected to be removed from the 31-man roster.
The team recently made a rotation adjustment when ace David Buchanan developed a bilateral back strain. Buchanan remains on the roster and is being checked out, but his start has been pushed back to this weekend’s three-game series against the NC.
With Baek unable to pitch, Samsung will move Choi Chae-heung, who was scheduled to start today, to the September 1 game against NC, and Taylor Widener will start as scheduled against KT on the 31st.
As the game was canceled due to rain, KT decided to postpone Ko Young-pyo’s scheduled start and called up Wes Benjamin, who was on standby for the Samsung game on the 31st.