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Anticipating Chan Ho Park`s Comeback

Posted May. 11, 2003 22:21,   


Chan Ho Park will come back to the major leagues and pitch for the Texas Rangers possibly on May 21 against the Tempa Bay Devil Rays. He is now pitching in the minor leagues every five days.

Local newspapers reported that Chan Ho would come back to the Rangers in a home game against the Devil Rays after two more starts in the minor. Park was put on the disabled list on April 29, and has been undergoing rehab in the minor leagues.

Park is expected to pitch on May 13 and on May 18. Then, he moves up to the Rangers for checkup and pitch in the major leagues.

The earliest possible day for Park is May 21st. If he maintains the five-day rotation, however, he would pitch on May 23. Yesterday, in short hair and cleanly shaved face, he pitched twenty minutes in front of his pitching coach at the Arlington Ballpark. The Rangers coaching staff took an unusual step. They taped the pitching and discussed the pitching form with Park after the throw. Wondering Park will come back and brush off all the doubts about his ability.

Hwan-Soo Zang zangpabo@donga.com