Bae Ji-hwan, who avoided the minor leagues, increases the possibility of entering the big league opening roster

March 28, 2023 0 Comments

Bae Ji-hwan, who plays for the American professional baseball Pittsburgh Pirates, survived the major league camp. He raised the possibility of entering the opening roster (26 players), which is his goal this season.

According to the local media Trip Live report on the 28th (Korean time), the Pittsburgh club organized major league camp personnel to create opening roster positions for Bae Ji-hwan and Canaan Smith-Eunjiba.

On this day, Pittsburgh sent Mark Mathias, infielders Drew Magee, Chris Owings, and pitcher Tyler Chatwood down to the minor leagues.

Currently, there are 32 players left in Pittsburgh Major League camp.

Trip Live analyzed, “It is a situation where only Bae Ji-hwan, Smith-Eunjiba, Connor Joe, backup catcher resources Jason DeLay, and Tyler Heine are fighting for the remaining four fielders.”안전놀이터

Bae Ji-hwan, who spent full time in major league spring camp for the first time in his career this year, received many opportunities in exhibition games with his quick feet and defensive ability to move in and out of the field.

In the game against the Minnesota Twins on the 28th, Bae Ji-hwan started as the second baseman with the 8th hitter, entered the 4th at-bat, and added 1 hit. He maintained an exhibition batting average of 0.244 (11 hits in 45 at-bats).

Pittsburgh will play the opening game against the Cincinnati Reds on the 31st after playing the last exhibition game of the year against Minnesota on the 29th.

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