Josh Lindblom (36), who won the 2019 KBO League regular season MVP, announces his retirement.
Lindblom announced his retirement on his SNS on the 13th (hereinafter Korean time).
Lindblom said, “A good friend of mine asked me a question ahead of last season, ‘What is it like to finish well?
He continued, ‘Most of us can’t choose when to finish. You never know when the last will be. To finish well is to live each day with the thought that it is the last 바카라.,’ he added, ‘to do one’s best until the end.’
“Thirty years of baseball taught me so much more than balls and strikes and hits and runs and wins and losses,” Lindblom said. Baseball taught me life, and I was able to say thank you with this letter,” he said, expressing his gratitude to those who have helped him in his baseball life, such as his family, colleagues, and fans.
After making his big league debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2011, Lindblom went 5-8 with a 4.10 ERA in 114 games over 5 seasons.
After signing with the Lotte Giants in 2015 and coming to the KBO League, he recorded 28 wins and 27 losses with an ERA of 4.25 over three seasons. After moving the team to Doosan in 2018, he played the role of an ace with 15 wins and 4 losses and an average ERA of 2.88.
The following year he reached his peak. In 2019, he recorded 20 wins and 3 losses with an ERA of 2.50, putting Doosan’s focus on winning the combined championship. After receiving the regular league MVP as well as the Golden Glove, he had the best year ever and signed a three-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers after the season.
In the first year of his major league double, he was somewhat sluggish with 2 wins, 4 losses and an average ERA of 5.16, and in May 2021, he was excluded from the 40-man roster.
Aiming to re-enter the big leagues from the minor leagues, he recorded 9 wins, 7 losses and an average ERA of 4.05 in Triple A this year. However, there were no big league calls, and his contract with Milwaukee came to an end after the 2022 season.
He set out to seek a new team as a free agent, but eventually announced his retirement.