The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded infielder Carlos Santana to the Milwaukee Brewers. Santana’s position competitor, Ji-Man Choi, will see an increase in playing time.

“Pittsburgh and Milwaukee have agreed to a one-for-one trade,” reported on Monday.

Pittsburgh sent Santana to Milwaukee in exchange for infield prospect Yoenis Severino. Severino joined Milwaukee in 2022 as an international signing.

Santana, who signed a one-year, $6.75 million free agent contract with Pittsburgh last November, played in 94 games this season, batting .235 with 12 home runs, 53 RBIs and a .788 OPS. He competed with Choi Ji-Man for the starting first base job.온라인바카라

With Santana’s move to Milwaukee, Choi is likely to see more playing time.

In 20 games this season, Choi is batting .188 with six home runs, 10 RBIs, and a .709 OPS. He missed a lot of time due to injury, but when he returned, he was stuck in the platoon system and didn’t get much playing time.

Nevertheless, Choi has made his presence felt with his long balls whenever he has started. Since returning from injury, he has hit a total of four home runs, all of which have come in the starting lineup. With more playing time, it will be easier for him to stay healthy, so we can expect even better things from him. He’ll be a free agent after this season, so he’ll have plenty of motivation.

Meanwhile, Pittsburgh, which is in last place in the National League Central with a 45-57 record as of Aug. 28, has left the door open for more trades ahead of the trade deadline (Aug. 2). They have reportedly put starting pitcher Mitch Keller and closer David Bednar up for sale.

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