Minnesota Twins Kenta Maeda (35) suffered an injury after a severe slump.
Maeda started the game against the New York Yankees held at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA on the 27th (hereinafter Korean time) and recorded 3 innings, 11 hits, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts and 10 runs lost.
Maeda, who returned from Tommy John surgery, is recording sluggish results this season with 4 losses and an average ERA of 9.00 in 4 games (16 innings). Maeda, who came off the mound after throwing only two innings after being hit by a ball against Boston on the 21st, fortunately escaped a serious injury and took the mound, but was beaten.
Even worse was the fact that Maeda suffered elbow pain and was replaced. “It couldn’t have been worse for a 35-year-old veteran pitcher,” said MLB.com, the official major league media outlet. He scored 10 runs, the most of his career, before being replaced due to muscle discomfort and soreness in his right arm.”
Coach Rocco Baldelli said, “The positive part is that the area where I felt the pain is not an area where there are many injuries. Usually it’s not the pain that we really care about. Anyway, he needs a break. I can’t be specific right now.” 크크크벳
Maeda is scheduled to receive a detailed diagnosis through an MRI scan. “So far, a lot of things don’t seem to have gone as planned,” Baldelli said. But now that the situation has been like this, she will definitely reset Maeda so that she can get better.”
MLB.com said, “Maeda’s average speed on this day was 88.6 miles (142.6 km) per hour. He had no ball over 90 miles (144.8 km). Maeda’s velocity, which came second in the Cy Young Award voting in 2020, dropped sharply from 91.6 miles (147.4 km) that year to 90.6 miles (145.8 km) in 2021 and 89.9 miles (144.7 km) this year.”
Maeda, who recorded 59 wins, 45 losses, 9 holds, 6 saves and an average ERA of 3.98 in 173 major league games (778 innings), is a representative Japanese pitcher who has been active in the big leagues. However, it is expected that the severity of this injury may determine the rest of his career.