“I’m strong” Cuevas, the ‘leading player in the integrated championship’ who returned, completed pitching in the bullpen… On the 17th, before returning 

 William Cuevas (KT Wiz) finished his first bullpen pitch. Before returning on the 17th.

On the 9th, KT announced that it had recruited William Cuevas for a total of $450,000메이저사이트 (approximately 582 million won) as a replacement for foreign pitcher Bo Schulser.

Cuevas joined KT in the 2019 season and recorded an average ERA of 3.89 in 486⅓ innings in 82 matches for 4 seasons. In particular, in 2021, in a tie-break against the Samsung Lions, which was held in the KBO League for the first time in 35 years, he led the win with 1 hit and 3 walks without a run in 7 innings. In the Korean Series against the Doosan Bears, he pitched in one game and played well with 1 run (1 earned run) in 7⅔ innings, leading the team to its first combined championship.

Cuevas broke up with KT last season due to an elbow injury and played for the Oklahoma City Dodgers in Triple-A under the Los Angeles Dodgers this season. He pitched in 11 games (nine starts) in the minor leagues, going 2-2 with a 6.14 earned run average.

Cuevas entered Korea through Incheon International Airport on the 12th. He finished pitching in the bullpen ahead of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League SSG Landers confrontation held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 14th.

Cuevas threw a total of 32 pitches. He checked five pitches, including a four-seam fastball, two-seam fastball, cutter, curveball, and changeup. He finished pitching in the bullpen without any major problems and is scheduled to play a comeback against Suwon Samsung Lions on the 17th.

Director Lee Kang-cheol, who watched Cuevas’ pitching from the bullpen, said, “I’m confident. I said hello today. He told me not to worry about myself. He said he would do well. I hope the starting lineup will lead him well.”

Manager Lee Kang-cheol said, “I pitched in the United States until recently before joining the team, and pitching in the bullpen today is normal.”

After pitching in the bullpen, Cuevas said, “I’m a little less tired than I thought. I’m satisfied because I pitched better in the bullpen. I’m ready to pitch.”

Meanwhile, KT played against SSG on the 14th, Kim Min-hyuk (left fielder) – Kim Sang-soo (shortstop) – Anthony Alford (designated hitter) – Park Byung-ho (1st baseman) – Jang Seong-woo (catcher) – Hwang Jae-gyun (3rd baseman) – Park Kyung-soo (2nd baseman) – Ahn Chi-young (right fielder) – Bae Jung-dae (center fielder) lined up the batting line. Exclusion is the starting pitcher.

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