Pittsburgh Pirates Bae Ji-hwan (24) was named to the opening roster for the first time since his debut. Choi Ji-man (32) of the same team finished the demonstration game with one hit.
On the 29th (hereinafter Korean time), Bae Ji-hwan went on a substitute business trip and recorded no hits in 2 at-bats in the final match of the exhibition game against the Minnesota Twins in the 2023 Major League Baseball held at Lecom Park in Bradenton, Florida, USA.
Bae Ji-hwan, who entered the defense in the 6th inning, was out with a ground ball to first base in the 7th inning and a floating ball to left field in the 9th inning. The final result of the demonstration game was a batting average of 2.34 in 19 games (11 hits in 47 at-bats), 2 RBI, 2 walks, 11 strikeouts, 4 stolen bases, OPS .535. 카지노
Although it is not an outstanding performance, it was recognized for its value as a utility player who can cover not only the main position second baseman, but also shortstop and center fielder, and was named on the opening 26-man roster. Local media, including the ‘Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’, reported that Bae Ji-hwan was on the opening roster. Entered the roster for the first time in the sixth year after advancing to the US in 2018.
Along with Bae Ji-hwan, Choi Ji-man also played 5 times as a substitute, recording 2 at-bats, 1 hit and 1 RBI. In the 6th inning, with 1 out and 2 base, he hit a right-handed hit and made the score 5-2. In the 8th inning, grounder out on first base.
With this, Choi Ji-man finished with an OPS of .752 in 13 demonstration games, with a batting average of .278 (10 hits in 36 at-bats), 1 home run, 7 RBIs, 2 walks, and 10 strikeouts. He starts his new season in Pittsburgh as the starting first baseman.
Pittsburgh will take a day off on the 30th and have an opening game on the 31st at Great American Ball Park, the home stadium of the Cincinnati Reds.