Drew Luchinski, who played an active role as the ace of the NC Dinos until last year, said a heartfelt farewell.
On the 28th, Luchinski left a video message on the club’s official YouTube channel. He said, “Unfortunately, I can’t stay in Masan this season, but I really wanted to say thank you.”
He expressed his gratitude towards the club front, coaching staff, trainer part, players, and fans.
Luczynski said, “First of all, I want to say thank you to the staff and coaching staff of the club. They supported me, gave me opportunities, and made me. Thank you very much.” He put me in the best condition to come out in the game,” he said.
“I had so much fun playing with my teammates. I will really miss it. I will cheer for you everywhere and look for matches. I wish everyone success. I wish you good results this season as well.” It was a career that I couldn’t achieve. It was a result that I was able to achieve because I helped so hard both at work and after work. I will be grateful and miss it.”
Luczynski continued, “Fans, this is all for the fans. They were the best fans and thank you for always supporting me. I love you so much. Thanks to the enthusiastic welcome of the fans, me and my wife were able to live comfortably in Korea. “Thank you. 메이저놀이터
He cited the 2020 combined victory as the best moment. “I was so happy to experience winning the Korean Series in 2020. I wish you more victories,” said Luchinski, who said, “I was happy because I belonged to NC. It will always be engraved in my heart and I will be a member of NC for the rest of my life. If I become, I want to meet the players in Tucson,” he concluded his greeting.
Meanwhile, Luchinski, who joined NC in 2019, climbed the mound 121 times over four years, leaving an average ERA of 3.06 with 53 wins and 36 losses. In the first year of his debut, he only recorded 9 wins and 9 losses, but in the following year, 2020, he set his personal record with 19 wins and 5 losses. He won 15 games in 2021, hitting the 15-win mark for the second year in a row. Last year, with 10 wins and 12 losses, it achieved double-digit wins for three consecutive years.
As a starting pitcher, his ability to digest innings is by far the best. He digested 732⅔ innings for four years and was responsible for more than 175 innings each year, and was evaluated as the league’s leading innings eater.
In December of last year, Luczynski signed a contract with the Oakland Athletics for up to $8 million in 1+1 years, including a $3 million guarantee for one year and a $5 million club option.