A South Korean baseball pitcher recently charged with driving under the influence of alcohol was suspended for 72 games on Thursday.
The Korea Baseball Organization also ordered 120 hours of community service for LG Twins' left-hander Yoon Ji-woong, who was booked without physical detention Monday in Seoul.
The KBO also issued a warning to the Twins for their lack of oversight.
|In this file photo taken on April 13, 2017, Yoon Ji-woong of the LG Twins leaves the mound in the bottom fifth in a Korea Baseball Organization game against the NC Dinos at Masan Stadium in Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province. (Yonhap)|
The 72 games are equivalent to half a season in the KBO. The Twins have played 81 games through Wednesday. The KBO said the penalty will be retroactive to Tuesday and will include postseason games, should the Twins make the playoffs.
Prior to the KBO's ruling, the Twins banned Yoon for the remainder of the season on Monday and fined him 10 million won ($8,800).
Yoon, 29, was 1-1 with a save and a 3.86 ERA in 34 appearances this season. (Yonhap)