Japanese pitcher Senga Kodai of the New York Mets is expected to prepare for his return.

“The MRI of Senga’s right shoulder showed that it was good,” Mets manager Carlos Mendoza said on the 22nd (Korean time),” the Major League Baseball’s official website “MLB.com ” said.

Senga played for the Japanese professional baseball Softbank Hawks until the 2022 season, challenging the big league stage after leaving 224 games with 87-44 losses, 20 holds, one saves and a 2.59 ERA.

Senga achieved his dream by signing a five-year, 75-million-dollar contract with the Mets ahead of the 2023 season. His debut season was also a success. He pitched in 29 games and won seven games, with 82 strikeouts in 166 ⅓ innings, with an earned run average of 2.98 WHIP (per innings allowed) of 1.22. He ranked seventh in the National League Cy Young Award voting and second in the Rookie of the Year voting.

However, in his second year in the big league, Senga suffered from an injury. He pitched once last month in preparation for the season, complaining of shoulder discomfort. He had an MRI exam and had a problem with the arthroplasty in the back of his right shoulder. Eventually, he had to stop everything and focus on his rehabilitation.

“MLB.com ” reported at the time that the Mets will not throw until the Senga’s inflammation subsides and returns to normal levels. “It is difficult to say right now exactly how long it will take for Senga to recover,” David Stearns, president of baseball operations, said. However, the Mets were able to breathe a sigh of relief as the injury did not require surgery. 퀸알바

Senga is expected to return to good health a month later. A return is yet to be confirmed. “Senga still has to pass a series of internal tests to measure power, shoulder strength and other indicators. If he passes the test, he will be able to resume his pitching program,” the media said.

If Senga passes internal testing, he will begin to get back into shape for the regular season appearance. It is expected to take at least six weeks.

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