Choi Ji-man, who moved to the San Diego Padres, said goodbye to the fans of his former club, the Pittsburgh Pirates.안전놀이터

On the 2nd (hereinafter Korean time), San Diego agreed to a trade to Pittsburgh for left-hander Jack Wolf, infielder Alfonso Rivas, and outfielder Estuar Suero to recruit Choi Ji-man and left-hander Rich Hill.

Major League Baseball’s official website, MLB.com, said, “Choi Ji-man is a left-handed slugger that San Diego has been looking for. If the opponent starts with a right-hander, he will be the designated hitter, and if a left-hander starts, he will stand by as a pinch hitter.”

He added, “Choi Ji-man will basically take on the job that Matt Carpenter hopes to fill this season.”

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Choi Ji-man said on his Instagram on the 4th, “It is always difficult to say goodbye. Especially the fans are the ones who love and care for me a lot. I told the Pittsburgh fans that I had a great time playing in Pittsburgh and I will never forget it for the rest of my life. I wanted to say the same thing. I received a lot of love from the greatest fans in the world.”

“I’ve wanted to play in Pittsburgh for a long time, but what can I say? Baseball is part of the business, so there’s nothing I can do.” I hope,” he finished.

Meanwhile, Choi Ji-man, who started his minor league life with the Seattle Mariners in 2010, went through the Baltimore Orioles and debuted in the big leagues wearing a LA Angels uniform in 2016. The following year, he moved through the New York Yankees and in 2018 the Milwaukee Brewers to the Tampa Bay Rays mid-season.

Choi Ji-man, who seemed to settle down in Tampa Bay, moved the team back to Pittsburgh ahead of this season. Choi Ji-man has been on the 8th team since his minor league days.

In 23 games this season, he has a batting average of 2.5 Lee (15 hits in 73 at-bats), 6 homers, 11 RBIs and 9 runs scored.

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