Pittsburgh was a land of opportunity for Choi Ji-man.
2023 is becoming a harsh year for Choi Ji-man토토사이트. Few times in his life he collapsed before the best opportunity that would come.
The Pittsburgh Pirates of the US Major League announced on the 20th (Korean time) that Korean batter Choi Ji-man will leave due to a left Achilles tendon injury. He won’t be on the operating table, but the shocking news is that his rehabilitation will take at least eight weeks.
Choi Ji-man is expected to qualify for free agency after this season, but he suffered a fatal blow due to a serious injury. He was also prevented from filling his regulation plate appearances this season. From his health issues, he can’t get a good evaluation from the clubs, and he lacks opportunities to show his skills.
Choi Ji-man wore a Pittsburgh uniform through a trade ahead of this season. Shin-soo Choo moved to the Cincinnati Reds ahead of the free agency season and joined the club with 20 home runs and 20 steals, laying the foundation for the FA jackpot. Even Choi Ji-man could make Pittsburgh a land of opportunity.
But it creaked from the start. The salary adjustment made the relationship with the club awkward. To make matters worse, he blushed again with the club over the issue of participating in the World Baseball Classic. It was the aftermath of the right elbow surgery he received during the off-season.
After the opening, opportunities were not easily seized. The competition for the starting position was not easy. He had a difficult chance, but only had a batting average of 1.5, 2.5, 2 homers and 2 RBIs in 9 games. In the meantime, he was placed on the injured list due to Achilles tendon problems, and was eventually sidelined for a long time. Compared to Choi Ji-man, who had high expectations, Bae Ji-hwan, who did not receive much expectations, is doing well.