Samsung Lions foreign pitcher David Buchanan has complained of neck pain again.
Samsung manager Park Jin-man revealed the news of Buchanan’s injury while meeting with reporters after the 13th game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League between the team and KT Wiz, which was scheduled to be held at Katie Wiz Park in Suwon, was canceled due to rain. This time, it’s a sore throat.
Initially, Buchanan was scheduled to start the game. But over the weekend, he developed a sore throat. The coaching staff deemed Buchanan unfit to play and replaced him with Choi Chae-heung as the starting pitcher. Buchanan is expected to play once he is fully fit.
Park said, “Buchanan continues to have bile. He was a little worse today and then he was fine again. He still seems to have some discomfort. Even if he says he’s fine, I’m going to use him when he says he’s definitely improved in training,” Park said.
This is not the first time Buchanan has complained of a sore throat. On April 16, when he started against the LG Twins at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea, Buchanan felt discomfort in his neck during the second inning and was forced to leave the game early.
Buchanan felt the symptoms of bile in the second inning. With the bases loaded and no outs, a video replay was shown to determine whether Moon’s hit was foul or not, and Buchanan felt a muscle spasm as he turned to look at the video on the scoreboard. He tried to throw practice pitches in the third inning, but it was determined that he could no longer pitch.
Nevertheless, in his start against the Hanwha Eagles at Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon on April 22, Buchanan threw a total of 116 pitches over seven innings, allowing two runs (unearned) on five hits and one walk while striking out five. He earned a Quality Start Plus (7 innings pitched with 3 earned runs or less).메이저놀이터
Buchanan’s presence in Samsung is huge. They’re still struggling to find a fifth starter, and if they lose their ace, they don’t have the resources to replace him. That’s why there’s a lot of interest in Buchanan’s health.