Choi Ji-man (32) of the Pittsburgh Pirates of the American Major League (MLB) faced bad luck.
Pittsburgh said on the 16th, “Jiman Choi was placed on the 10-day injured list (IL) as of the 15th due to a left Achilles tendon sprain.”
Choi Ji-man was excluded from the list ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals match on the 15th. He felt an abnormality in his ankle during training before the game. Eventually, he was placed on the injured list.
It’s a pity because the feeling of hitting has been revived. Choi Ji-man suffered from extreme sluggishness after the start of this season. He had a batting average of 0.053 with 1 hit in 19 at-bats in 6 games, from the last 2 days before the Cincinnati Reds to the 10th Chicago White Sox.먹튀검증
He started rebounding before the Houston Astros in the 11th. He drew his first arch of the season with 1-for-4 (1 home run) and 1 RBI. Against Houston on the 12th, he showed 2 hits and 1 RBI in 4 at-bats. He showed off his slugging prowess with one home run and one double. He smiled as he hit home runs in two consecutive games.
In particular, on this day, he and his teammate Bae Ji-hwan shined even more as he set a record for the first time in the big leagues. Choi Ji-man hit a solo home run in the 6th inning, and Bae Ji-hwan hit a 3-run home run in the 9th inning. They combined for a 7-4 win. It was the first Korean big leaguer to record a home run wearing the same uniform in one game.
Choi Ji-man can return to the list from the 25th. His focus is on quickly recovering from injuries and improving his hitting feel again. He currently has a batting average of 0.125 (4-for-32) with 2 homers and 2 RBIs.
Instead of Choi Ji-man, Pittsburgh called infielder Tucupita Marcano, who played for Triple-A Indianapolis this year.