Choi Ji-man, 0 Hits and 1 Walk in 2 At-Bats

‘Invited player’ Choi Ji-man, 0 hits and 1 walk in 2 at-bats in his first MLB exhibition game

Choi Ji-man (32), who is competing for survival at the crossroads between the big league and the minor league,

got one walk in the first exhibition game of the 2024 Major League Baseball (MLB).

Ji-man Choi, an invited player to the New York Mets spring camp,

started as a third hitter and first baseman in the home game against the Houston Astros held at Clover Park in Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA on the 26th (Korean time) and recorded no hits in two at-bats and one walk. 카지노사이트

Choi Ji-man

In his first at-bat, Ji-Man Choi had a chance to hit first and third base with no outs in the bottom of the first inning,

but he hit a double play that led to the second baseman, shortstop, and first baseman,

leaving a mark of regret.

He tried to hit a fastball in the middle against right-handed starting pitcher Brandon Bielak,

but it resulted in a bad hit.

At this time, the runner on third base hits home, but it is not recorded as Choi Ji-man’s RBI.

Ji-Man Choi got a walk in his second at-bat.


In the bottom of the third inning, ahead 2-0, with one out, he faced right-hander AJ Blubo,

a pitcher who had been replaced, and after one strike,

he got four balls in a row and reached first base.

He hit a ground ball to third base in the fifth inning, his third at-bat,

but got on base due to a catching error by the first baseman,

and at this time, he was replaced by a pinch runner and ended the game.

The Mets won the game 3-1.

Choi Ji-man qualified as a free agent (FA) after completing the 2023 season,

and signed a one-year split contract with the Mets on the 17th.

A split contract is a contract in which the annual salary is differentiated depending on status, and is mostly signed by minor league players.

The contract included an invitation to spring camp, and if he was included in the MLB opening game roster, he would receive $3.5 million, including a bonus.

Choi Ji-man must prove his skills in this year’s exhibition games.

For him, it’s a stage for survival.

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