Draft dodgers back pitchingAfter serving six- to eight-month prison sentences for draft-dodging using doctored urine samples, professional baseball players are slowly returning to the field. They still have to fulfill their military duty, but their draft dates have not yet been determined. Baseball teams are expected to field them to fill gaps due to injuries.
Doosan Bears' pitcher Lee Jae-young began training with the team in May. During last season, Lee had nine wins, seven losses and three saves.
Samsung Lions' pitcher Ji Seung-jun also rejoined the team, in July. According to pitching coach Lee Sun-hee, Ji can fill in as a relief pitcher as soon as next week.
“Two or three weeks later, he can take over for two to three innings,” Mr. Lee said.
by Kang In-sik
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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