Choi Ji-man (32, San Diego Padres), who was placed on the injured list (IL), showed off his rusty sense of play during a rehabilitation game, the final step toward returning to the major leagues.

Ji-Man Choi played for the El Paso Chihuahuas (San Diego) in a minor league game against the Triple A Round Rock Express (Texas Rangers) held at Southwest University Park in El Paso, Texas, USA on the 6th (Korean time). Ji-Man Choi, who played as the number 3 designated hitter, recorded 2 hits in 3 at-bats, 1 walk, and 3 on base.

In his first at-bat in the first inning, Ji-Man Choi made a bullet-like hit of 110 miles per hour (approximately 177 km), but was unfortunately dismissed by a straight hit by the second baseman.메이저사이트

Choi Ji-man, who entered the second at-bat at the end of the third inning, was caught in a disadvantageous ball count of 1-2, but after a foul cut, he picked off two balls to make it a full-count game. Then, he attacked the curve on the 7th pitch without missing and hit a big hit to make a double. However, he failed to score a follow-up hit.

Choi Ji-man, who reached base multiple times with a walk in his third at-bat in the bottom of the 4th inning, completed a multi-hit game by adding a single to left in his 4th at-bat in the bottom of the 5th inning. Afterwards, he was replaced at the plate in the bottom of the 8th inning by a pinch hitter and ended the game.

Ji-Man Choi, who wore a San Diego uniform through a trade on August 2, appeared in 7 games after the transfer and performed poorly with 0 hits in 11 at-bats. To make matters worse, Choi Ji-man, who was placed on the 10-day IL on August 15 due to a sprain near his left ribs, has been completing technical training since the end of last month.

Choi Ji-man, who recorded multiple hits in his first real game, raised expectations for a reunion with San Diego’s Korean big leaguer Kim Ha-seong. American media outlet CBS Sports predicted, “If Choi Ji-man’s return process goes smoothly, he will return to the major leagues around this weekend.”

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