Kirk McCarty’s place in the opening lineup is uncertain

Kirk McCarty’s place in the opening lineup is uncertain after his re-signing with SSG Landers fell through. The injury happened.

McCarty, a left-handed pitcher, played for SSG in the KBO last year. After a career that bounced back and forth between the major leagues and the minors, he signed with SSG for his first stint overseas.

It started out well. Despite his relatively small stature and size for a pitcher, his variety of pitches and precise delivery made him an early starter for the team. However, injuries, both major and minor, kept him out of the lineup and eventually made him ineligible for re-signing.

After leaving the KBO, McCarty decided to take on a new challenge by signing with the Zhongxin Brothers of the Taiwan Professional Baseball League. In recent years, the Taiwanese league has become a place of opportunity for foreign players. Like Mario Sanchez, who signed with the Kia Tigers last year, playing in Taiwan could lead to a “call-up” when the KBO needs a replacement during the season.

In particular, McCarty had a solid performance in the KBO last year, going 9-5 with a 3.39 ERA in 24 games, so there were expectations for him to be the “ace” pitcher in the middle infield this season. In addition to McCarty, the team also includes Daniel Mengden, 카지노사이트 who previously played for KIA, and Sean Morimando, a member of SSG’s 2022 Korean Series championship team.

However, McCarty was sidelined by injury before the start of the regular season.

McCarty’s injury was discovered after a recent exhibition game against the Yomiuri Giants at the Taipei Dome.

“McCarty is unlikely to play in the regular-season opener due to inflammation in his left elbow,” Taiwanese media outlet ET Today reported on Aug. 18.

Pitching coach Wang Chen-min told the outlet, “McCarty recently felt discomfort in his left arm and underwent a thorough examination at the hospital. There is inflammation in his left elbow. It seems to be a minor injury, not a major one, but it is unlikely that he will be able to make the regular season opener.”

The CPBL will kick off its regular season on April 30 when the Rakuten Monkeys take on the Weichuan Dragons.

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