Right-hander Adam Plutko, who had a rough finish with the LG Twins, is looking to return to the big leagues.
According to John Heyman of the New York Post, who specializes in major league baseball, Plutko, who has been performing well in South Korea, is looking to return to the big leagues, citing sources.굿모닝토토
Over the past two years, Plutko went 26-8 with a 2.40 ERA in 49 appearances and 285 1/3 innings for LG in the KBO.
Plutko pitched in the LG for the past two years. Photo: MK Sports DB
Heyman noted that Plutko’s pitches were better in the KBO, with a 0.596 FIP and an improvement in slider velocity from 2486 to 2592.
Plutko missed much of the 2023 season with a pelvic contusion late in the season. During the process, a Korean hospital cleared him to throw, but Plutko refused to accept the diagnosis.
It raised suspicions that he was tampering with his pitching, and he was eventually cut from the postseason plans and left South Korea in late October.
Still, it was a nice way to end. “I will support the LG Twins for the rest of my life, and words cannot describe what the LG Twins mean to me. The LG Twins will continue to move forward and win,” he said in a farewell video message.
Plutko previously spent five seasons in the big leagues, going 14-14 with a 5.39 ERA in 88 appearances.
He started 21 games for Cleveland in 2019, appearing in 109 1/3 innings, but was mostly used out of the bullpen after that.
The UCLA product began his professional career when he was selected by Cleveland in the 11th round of the 2013 draft.