Drew Luchinski (35, Oakland Athletics), who succeeded in안전놀이터 re-entering the major leagues after playing for four seasons in the KBO League NC Dinos, ended the season early due to an injury.
MLB.com’s Oakland reporter Martin Gallegos said on the 19th (Korean time), “Luczynski is scheduled to undergo back surgery, ending his season.” Luczynski, who achieved his dream of becoming a major leaguer again after 5 years, had to end his first year of his return after suffering from injuries.
Luchinski, who made his big league debut with the Los Angeles Angels in 2014, went through the Minnesota Twins (2017) and Miami Marlins (2018) before stepping on the KBO league stage. Luchinski, who played as NC’s ace from 2019 to 2022, participated in 121 games in 4 seasons, recording 53 wins and 36 losses with an average ERA of 3.06. Except for 2019 (9 wins), which was his first season in the KBO League, he recorded double-digit wins (19 wins -15 wins -10 wins) for three consecutive years, and in 2020, he played an active role in NC’s first integrated championship. .
Based on these performances, Luczynski successfully returned to the big leagues by signing a two-year, up to $8 million contract with Oakland. However, he has been plagued by injuries since spring training. Luchinski, who delayed the start of the season due to a hamstring problem, suffered from injuries throughout the first half, including stomach ailments, knees and hip joints.
Luczynski, who had already been placed on the 60-day injured list (IL) on June 21, ended his first season back with a poor record of 4 games, 4 losses, and an earned run average of 9.00.