The reunion of the San Diego Padres’ Korean big leaguer duo Kim Ha-seong and Choi Ji-man is not far off. This is because Choi Ji-man, who was out of action due to a left rib injury, has entered the rehabilitation game.
Ji-Man Choi of the Triple A El Paso Chihuahuas of San Diego achieved multiple hits (2 hits in 3 at-bats) in a game against the Triple A Round Rock Express of the Texas Rangers held at Southwest University Park in El Paso, Texas, USA on the 6th (Korean time). Of course, he chose to walk. 스포츠토토
Choi Ji-man, who was designated hitter number 3, retired with a straight hit to second base in the first inning, but hit a double in his second at-bat in the third inning. Ji-Man Choi, who walked in the 4th inning, completed his multi-hit performance with a single to left in the 5th inning.
Ji-Man Choi was traded from Tampa Bay to Pittsburgh at the end of last year. However, he was sidelined for nearly three months due to a left Achilles tendon sprain and only returned in July. Since his return in July, he has been showing off his slugging ability for a month with a batting average of .206, 8 ERA (11-for-41), 4 home runs, 9 RBI, and an OPS of .929.
San Diego, which kept an eye on Choi Ji-man, acquired him through a trade ahead of the trade deadline to increase production at the designated hitter position. He got to eat together with Kim Ha-seong.
However, after transferring to San Diego, Ji-Man Choi did not show any of the slugging power that the club had expected. After his transfer, he appeared in 7 games, but recorded poor performance with 0 hits in 11 at-bats, 5 walks, and 3 runs scored. After his transfer, he was unable to add a single hit, let alone an extra-base hit. This season, in 30 games in Pittsburgh and San Diego, he has a batting average of .1799 (15 hits in 84 at-bats), 6 home runs, 11 RBI, and an OPS of .679.