‘LAD Setup Man→KBO Occupation→ML Re-entry’ Retirement while still in full swing
Josh Lindblom, who enjoyed an era in KBO history, took off his uniform.
Lindblom announced his retirement on Twitter on the 13th (Korean time). He said, “To finish well is to live each day thinking that it is the end. No matter what moment comes, it is to finish well.” “I learned more than balls and strikes, hits and runs, and wins and losses while playing baseball for 30 years. Baseball is life. , and allowed me to write this letter to people.”
He then said, “I want to say thank you to all the people I’ve had a relationship with. Baseball is over now, but I’m not over,” he said of his intention to retire.
Lindblom was loved as an icon of ‘sincerity and perseverance’ in Korea and the United States through the minor leagues, major leagues, and KBO leagues. He was drafted by the Houston Astros in the third round of the 2005 draft as a senior in high school, but went to Purdue University in his hometown of Indiana. And three years later, in the second round of the 2008 draft, he was nominated by the Los Angeles Dodgers and joined the team, 슬롯사이트 and his professional career began.
Lindblom was a promising prospect in the minor leagues under the Dodgers. Starting with his single-A and steadily progressing through his triple-A, he made his major league debut in 2011. Lindblom, who recorded 1 win, 3 holds, and an ERA of 2.73 in 27 games that year, established himself as a key member of the Dodgers bullpen as a setup man the following year.
However, his life changed at the trade deadline in July 2012. At the time, the Dodgers traded three players, including Lindblom, to acquire Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino. Previously, he threw well with 2 wins, 2 losses, 15 holds, and an ERA of 3.02 in 48 games, but after moving to Philadelphia, he recorded an ERA of 4.63 in 26 games, and could not continue his upward trend.
Since then, Lindblom, who has been to and from the Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics, finally made a connection with the Lotte Giants in 2015 and started his life in Korea. His first season at Lotte was a great success. He went 13-11 with a 3.56 earned run average. He threw a whopping 210 innings. The following year, he was sluggish with 10 wins and 13 losses and an earned run average of 5.28, so he left Lotte for one reason or another, and returned in the second half of 2017.
And in 2018, he moved to the Doosan Bears and added a sense of stability with 15 wins and 4 losses and an average ERA of 2.88. Thanks to this, he was able to reenter the big leagues by signing a three-year, $9.125 million contract with the Milwaukee Brewers.
However, he went up and down the minor leagues with 2 wins and 4 losses in 2020 and an average ERA of 5.16 and an average ERA of 9.72 in 2021. Marked. When his three-year contract with Milwaukee expired after the season, he eventually chose his retirement.
He regained free agency status this offseason, but appears to have had trouble finding a new club. He is now known to be preparing for a baseball clinic and coaching academy in his hometown.
These days, when there are many pitchers over 40 who show off their skills, Lindblom’s retirement, born in June 1987, seems rather early. He is still 35 years old, which is a pity.
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