Drew Luchinski (35), a long-serving foreign pitcher for the NC Dinos, said goodbye to Korean fans. As much as he shared his affection for a long time, he felt more regret.
On the 27th, Luchinski delivered a message through the NC club’s official YouTube channel, saying, “Unfortunately, I can’t stay in Masan for the 2023 season, but I really wanted to say thank you.”
Luchinski, who signed a contract with the NC Dinos ahead of the 2019 season, pitched in 121 games over four years in Korea, recording 53 wins and 36 losses with an ERA of 3.06. Last year, he also proved his skills by recording his first two-point average ERA (2.97), the most innings (193⅔ innings), and the most strikeouts (194) in his Korean stage.
Luchinski, who expressed his willingness to return to the big leagues after the 2022 season, signed a contract with Oakland at the end of last year for up to $8 million (about 9.8 billion won) for 1 + 1 years.
Luchinski, who sent the video through the interpreter manager, expressed his gratitude to the club members. He said, “(The front staff and coaching staff) supported me, gave me opportunities, and made me who I am now,” and toward the training part, he said, “They made me in the best condition so that I can play every week.” 안전놀이터
“I’ve had so much fun playing with you, I’ll miss you so much,” Luchinski said to his teammates. He then expressed his wish, “I hope that we can keep in touch and that we will achieve good results this season as well.” To the interpreter managers who shared the joys and sorrows together, “
“All of this is for the fans,” said Luchinski, “Thanks to the enthusiastic welcome of the fans, me and my wife were able to live comfortably in Korea. Thank you very much.”
Finally, Luchinski said, “I was happy to be a member of the NC Dinos. I will be a member of the Dinos for the rest of my life.”
Luchinski was loved by fans for his performance, such as leading the 2020 combined championship for four seasons. Accordingly, there was also a voice that he wanted to remain in NC to the end. In an interview with Star News last July, he said, “The retirement ceremony is still a distant future for me, but I think it’s an honor as a player. NC fans have sent so much love so far, so if that happens later, I’d like to participate with pleasure.” there is a bar
Although the fans’ wishes for Luchinski did not come true, he headed to the United States thinking of the NC fans as he left.