Samsung Lions ace David Buchanan (34) is taking a break from the game due to a bilious back condition.
“We gave Buchanan a break because he felt uncomfortable with gallbladder symptoms,” Samsung manager Park Jin-man told reporters at Katie Weeds Park in Suwon on Monday. “He has been suffering from nagging injuries, so we let him focus on his recovery to ensure his physical condition.”
He should be able to pitch in the three-game series against the NC Dinos this weekend.”
This isn’t the first time Buchanan has been sidelined with a health issue.
On June 8, he missed one start due to soreness in the back of his right hand, and on July 21, he was pulled from the mound with a sore right knee just before his scheduled start against KT.
Manager Park Jin-man said, “Even if Buchanan doesn’t feel well, he recovers the next day and pitches normally.” “It’s hard to tell,” he said.
It’s not that Buchanan is a slouch, he throws with all his might in every game he starts.
Last month, he threw a 119-pitch complete game against the KIA Tigers on March 13, and a whopping 127 pitches against the SSG Landers on March 11 to lead his team to a 5-4 victory.안전놀이터
In his last start, he threw 116 pitches against the Hanwha Eagles on April 22.
Buchanan continues her stellar play this season with an 8-6 record and 2.91 ERA in 23 games.
His 142 innings pitched this season are the fourth-most among all KBO pitchers.