KT’s returning foreign pitcher Cuevas has set a pitching date.

KT Wiz officials announced on Thursday that “Cuevas’ appearance has been confirmed for the 17th,” ahead of the eighth game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League season against SSG Landers at SSG Landers Field in Incheon.

Cuevas, who arrived with his family on the 12th, pitched out of the bullpen for the first time since joining the team.안전놀이터

Cuevas threw a total of 32 pitches in front of manager Lee Kang-cheol. He checked his fastball, two-seam, cutter, curve, and changeup.

After watching Cuevas pitch, Lee said, “It’s the same. It’s good. He looks solid. It would be nice to have him be a part of the starting rotation.” “He said, ‘Don’t worry,'” Lee added.

Cuevas made his KBO debut in 2019 in a KT uniform and went on to post a 33-23 record with a 3.89 ERA in 82 games over four seasons. In 2021, he led the franchise to its first title in 35 years, winning the tiebreaker against the Samsung Lions in the Korean Series.

After an injury sidelined him for the 2022 season, Cuevas pitched in the Mexican League before spending this year with the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers. In 11 appearances (nine starts) in the minors, he went 2-2 with a 6.14 ERA.

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