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

Choi Ji-man warming up

Hyojun Park had 1 hit and 1 score in 1 at-bat against the Dodgers Two consecutive hits

Ji-man Choi (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).

Choi Ji-man, 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.

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 aimed for a fastball in the middle against right-handed starting pitcher Brandon Wielak, 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.

In his third at-bat, in the 5th inning, he hit a ground ball to third base, but got on base due to a catching error by the first baseman, and was replaced by a pinch runner, ending 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 game.For him, it’s a stage for survival.

Auckland invited player Park Hyo-jun

Park Hyo-jun (27), an invited player to the Oakland Athletics’ spring camp, revealed his prospects of re-entering the big league by hitting in two consecutive games.

Hyojun Park recorded 1 hit, 1 RBI, and 1 run in an exhibition game against the Los Angeles Dodgers held at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona, USA on this day.

Park Hyo-jun, who came on as a substitute for second baseman in the bottom of the 6th inning when the team was down 0-3, hit a hit in the top of the 7th inning with one out and a runner on first base.

He hit a timely hit to right against right-hander Eliser Hernández, then homered and scored.

There were no more opportunities to hit, and Auckland lost the game 2-4.

Last November, Park Hyo-jun signed a minor league contract that included an invitation to spring camp with Oakland, an underdog that had the lowest winning percentage in the entire 2023 season.

This season is off to a good start.He got his first opportunity to play in an exhibition game against the Colorado Rockies on the 25th and recorded 1 hit in 2 at-bats.

Pittsburgh Pirates’ utility resource Ji-Hwan Bae missed the exhibition game against the Baltimore Orioles held at McKechney Field in Bradenton, Florida. 온라인섯다

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