Josh Lindblom, pitcher Josh Lindblom, the MVP of the 2019 season in Korean professional baseball, is ending his career as a player.
On the 13th (Korean time), Lindblom announced his retirement through his social network service (SNS). Lindblom said, “A friend asked me what it was like to finish well before the opening of last season. I asked myself this question as I woke up every morning for seven months.”
Lindblom said, “I came to the conclusion that finishing well means living each day to the best of my ability with the thought that it is the last.” At the same time, Lindblom announced his retirement, saying, “I learned more than winning and losing while playing baseball for 30 years. Baseball taught me life,” and “made me a person who can say goodbye through a letter.”
Lindblom made his major league debut in 2011 with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He appeared in 110 games through 2014, going 5-8 with a 3.82 earned run average. Lindblom, who could not find a place in the major leagues, turned to Korean professional baseball.
He has been active as Lotte Ace for two years since 2015, recording 23 wins and 24 losses with an average ERA of 4.35. Lindblom gave up his contract with Lotte after the 2016 season to treat his daughter’s heart disease.
Lindblom, who signed a minor league contract with Pittsburgh ahead of the 2017 season, only appeared in four games in the big leagues that year. Lindblom returned to Lotte during the 2017 season and went 5-3 with an ERA of 3.72 in 12 games.
Wearing the Doosan uniform, he showed his best performance. After recording 15 wins and 4 losses with an ERA of 2.88 in 2018, in 2019, he posted an outstanding performance of 20 wins and 3 losses with an ERA of 2.50 while digesting 194⅔ innings. He ranked first in wins and strikeouts (189), winning percentage (0.870) and second in earned run average. He received the 2019 regular season MVP and Golden Glove for pitching. 바카라사이트
Based on his performance in Korea, Lindblom returned to the big leagues by signing a three-year, $9.125 million contract with Milwaukee. However, he did not perform as well as expected.
He went 2-4 with a 5.16 earned run average in 12 games in 2020, a shortened season of 60 games per team. In May 2021, he was removed from the 40-man roster and demoted to the minor leagues. His contract expired at the end of the 2022 season, but he could not find a new team.