Josh Lindblom (36), former MVP of the Korean professional baseball KBO League, announced his retirement.
Lindblom announced his retirement through his social media on the 13th (Korean time).
He said, “A friend asked me before the opening of last season, ‘What is the best way to finish?’ I’ve been asking myself this question every morning for the past 7 months.” 메이저사이트
“I got the answer that finishing well means living each day to the fullest with the thought that it is the last,” he said. He announced his retirement.
He made his MLB debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2011, and after that he did not perform well, but in 2015 he joined the Lotte Giants in the KBO League and made a connection with Korean baseball.
Having recorded 28 wins, 27 losses and an ERA of 4.25 in three seasons at Lotte, he was so loved by fans that he was called ‘Lin Dong-won’ after the legendary Choi Dong-won.
After moving to Doosan Bears in 2018, he once again served as the team’s ace. In particular, in the 2019 season, with an outstanding performance of 20 wins and 3 losses with an ERA of 2.50, he won the regular league MVP by ranking first in the number of wins, winning percentage, and strikeouts.
Lindblom, who conquered the Korean stage, signed a three-year contract with Milwaukee and returned to the United States. However, in 2020, his first year after his return, he had a poor record of 2 wins and 4 losses with an ERA of 5.16, and after that, he had difficulty getting opportunities to play in the big leagues.
Lindblom, whose contract with Milwaukee ended at the end of the 2022 season, decided to retire when he couldn’t find a new team.