The Pittsburgh Pirates’ Bae Ji-hwan’s injury appears to be more serious than first thought, but he will undergo a CT scan on Thursday to get a better look.
The Pittsburgh Pirates placed Bae on the 10-day disabled list (IL) on Wednesday, recalling Brian Reynolds, who had been out of the lineup recently.
Bae suffered the injury during a home game against the Milwaukee Brewers at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, where he started at second base and batted eighth. Here’s what happened. In the bottom of the eighth inning, Bae batted third and hit a line drive toward second base. At the same time, he felt something wrong with his ankle and was unable to run to first base.
This is not the first time that Bae has experienced pain in his ankle. On May 7 against the Toronto Blue Jays, Bae suddenly started to wobble and limp while running to first base after hitting a ball to the second baseman in the eighth inning. Luckily, it didn’t lead to any major injuries.
The second game of the day appeared to be a similar situation to the one in May. In the bottom of the eighth inning, the Pittsburgh bats came alive and Bae had another chance, but he wasn’t the one who stepped up to the plate. The Pirates brought in Rodolfo Castro to pinch-hit, and Bae ended up leaving the game with an injury. Three days later, he was placed on the 10-day disabled list.
On March 3, a media outlet reported that Bae Ji-hwan was “cracked to the bone and suspicious of every bone in his body,” raising the possibility of a prolonged departure. However, this was not the case. Bae went straight to the hospital after the game on the second day and underwent an MRI, which initially showed that his ankle ligaments were not in good shape. An X-ray revealed no problems with the bone.
Bae’s Korean agent, who contacted ‘My Daily,’ said, “When I spoke to him at 9 a.m. the day before (Feb. 2), he said that he only had an MRI and X-ray examination. First of all, the results of the MRI showed that his ligaments are not in a very good condition. The X-ray showed that there was no problem with the bone, but the MRI showed that there might be a problem with the bone,” he said.
Bae’s agent added, “At this point, we’re not sure if there’s a crack or a bone fragment. We’re going to have a CT scan to see what’s going on. The CT scan is scheduled for the 4th of this month.”바카라사이트
Bae is scheduled to visit the hospital again on April 4 for a CT scan to confirm the exact diagnosis, but it is unlikely that he will be able to return in the first half of the season.
Meanwhile, Bae, who was called up to the big leagues at the end of the regular season last year, has been playing full-time this season and is batting .238 with a .609 OPS in 76 games with 51 hits, two home runs, 19 RBIs, 37 runs scored and 20 stolen bases.