Doosan Park Chi-guk “I will go back to my rookie days and find my place”
Doosan Bears pitcher Park Chi-guk (25) vowed to overcome his injury completely and find his place again.
On the morning of the 16th, Doosan held a ceremony to commemorate the 41st anniversary of its founding at Jamsil Stadium.
The team was determined to make the 2023 season a year of re-leap.
2023 is also an important season for Park Chi-guk. Park Chi-guk, who debuted in 2017 and grew into Doosan’s main bullpen pitcher in 2018, built an outstanding career until 2020.
However, in July 2021, he underwent elbow ligament splicing surgery. He returned in June 2022, but complained of pain again and was out of the roster after July.
Park Chi-guk blamed himself for making the mound unreasonably in a situation where he had not undergone complete rehabilitation training. He set a goal of digesting the season without injury this year.
He said, “I continued training in Icheon. I am in good shape. I have been playing catch and half pitching.”
He continued, “When I returned from surgery last year, I felt anxious again because I was sick again. But now my arm is in good condition, and there is no problem with half pitching. The anxiety is completely gone.”
Park Chi-guk said, “My goal this season is to finish the race without getting sick.” It’s been a year since I had the surgery, and I think my arm is fine, so I’m going to prepare better for the season.”
He also revealed plans to take care of his body carefully in the future.
He emphasized, “Rehabilitation is over, but rehabilitation must continue. I didn’t do reinforcement exercises well in the past, but I regret it.
I even made up my mind to go back to my rookie days and compete with the players. Park Chi-guk said, “It’s the same mindset as in 2018. I think it’s time to go up by showing my skills. Jung Cheol-won and Choi Seung-yong throw well. To be honest, I don’t think I have a place right now. I will prepare with that mindset.”
He also expressed regret at not being able to participate as a representative of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) to be held in March.카지노
Park Chi-guk said, “Honestly, I wanted to compete in the WBC. If it weren’t for the injury, I would have competed, but it’s a pity. I want to prepare well this year and go to many international competitions when the opportunity arises.”
Regarding the pitchers participating in the WBC, “I hope they do well. Among our team’s pitchers, Kwak Bin and Jung Cheol-won also went as representatives. They congratulated them. I hope that Kwak Bin and Jung Cheol-won will grow into pitchers representing the country and go to more international competitions in the future.” said.
On the other hand, Park Chi-guk brought up the story of his dealings with manager Lee Seung-yeop when he was a player. Park Chi-guk struck out two against Lee Seung-yeop twice.
Park Chi-guk said, “I saw coach Lee Seung-yeop on the mound for the first time. I remember when I struck out. Later, if I had a chance, I would like to ask how my ball was. Throw it.’ I couldn’t talk to the coach much, but I’m looking forward to it (he came to our team)” and laughed.