LG announced Wednesday that it will exclude players from the list. Pitchers Song Eun-beom, Lee Chan-hyuk, Kim Tae-hyung, Sung Jae-hyun, and Lim Jung-woo, infielder Seo Geon-chang, Chung Ju-hyeon, Kim Sung-hyeop and Choi Hyun-joon, and outfielder Lee Chun-woong, Choi Min-chang and Lee Cheol-min have been informed of their release. Chung has announced his intention to retire.
Lim Jung-woo is a pitcher who once played as a closing pitcher for LG. Having shone with a sparkling finish, he failed to make a comeback after injury and surgery and was released. There have been no first-team appearances in the last five years.
Lim joined the 2011 Rookie Draft after receiving SK’s designation in the fourth round (26th overall). In his first year since debut in 2011, he pitched in four games (five ⅔ scoreless innings) with SK, and transferred to LG the following year. At the end of the 2011 season, SK acquired Cho In-sung as an FA compensator, and LG named promising pitcher Lim Jung-woo as its FA compensator.
After moving to LG, he mainly played bullpen pitcher, and in 2014, he temporarily filled the fifth starting position as a temporary starter. He pitched as a starter for the first time in 2015 and returned to the bullpen for 109 innings. 토토사이트
2016 was his career high season. Lim Jung-woo, who had experience as a bullpen until 2015, took charge of finishing duties in 2016. He pitched in 67 games and recorded three wins, eight losses, 28 saves and an ERA of 3.82. He ranked second after Kim Se-hyun (then Nexen, 36 saves).
Lim Jung-woo, who displayed outstanding performances in the 2016 season, was selected as a member of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team in March 2017. However, it was Hosadama. He suffered a shoulder injury during training at a camp in Okinawa, Japan, and was eventually replaced by the national team. He spent the first half of his rehabilitation period, and returned to the Major League in August to post an ERA of 2.70 in 17 games (16 ⅔ innings). Things did not go well afterwards.
Ahead of the 2018 season, there was an unfortunate incident in his personal history, and shortly after the opening, he pitched in two games and left due to an elbow injury at the end of March. Eventually, he underwent elbow ligament joint surgery and bone fragment removal surgery and hung on to rehabilitation. Using the rehabilitation period, he enlisted as a social service worker in January 2019 and returned after completing military service in November 2020.
However, even after being discharged from the military, he had to take the mound due to minor injuries and rehabilitation. In 2021, he pitched in not only the first and second divisions but also none of them. He pitched in four exhibition games and disappeared before the 2022 season. Perhaps due to his injury, he pitched in the second division only in September. In September 2022, he pitched in three Futures League games without allowing any run.
He tried hard to make a comeback this year, but it didn’t go his way. His return to the Major League failed this year, and his appearance in the Futures League was also zero. Lim Jung-woo’s last appearance in the Major League was against Nexen on March 27, 2018, when his fastball reaching 150 kilometers and big curveball were powerful. He couldn’t take the mound in the Major League for nearly six years. During that period, he played only three games in the minor league. After 2069 days, he was listed as an outcast.
Lim Jung-woo’s 28 saves in 2016 were the most in LG’s closing history, following Kim Yong-soo (30 saves in 1994, 35 saves in 1995), Sanghoon Lee (37 saves in 1997, 30 saves in 2003), Woo Kyu-min (30 saves in 2007), and Bong Jung-geun (38 saves in 2013 and 30 saves in 2014). Since then, Ko Woo-seok has set the club’s record of 42 saves in 2022, following 35 saves in 2019 and 30 in 2021.