Choi Ji-man (Pittsburgh Pirates) will be out of power for eight weeks due to an Achilles tendon injury.
American media ‘ESPN’ said on the 20th (Korean time), 토토사이트“Pittsburgh announced that first baseman Choi Ji-man will be out for eight weeks due to a left Achilles tendon injury.”
Choi Ji-man wore a Pittsburgh uniform through a trade ahead of this season. After the opening, his hitting feeling was not good. He appeared in six games before the Chicago White Sox on the 10th and was sluggish with a batting average of 0.053 OPS of 1.106 with 1 hit in 19 at bats and 8 strikeouts.
However, Choi Ji-man shot a flare of revival against the Houston Astros on the 11th and 12th. In a face-to-face match on the 11th, he hit a 94.9 mile (approximately 152 km/h) four-seam fastball driven into the middle of Framber Valdes and crossed the center fence. He hit the No. 1 home run of the season.
In his first at-bat on the 12th, Choi Ji-man hit Christian Javier’s knuckle curve and hit the right wall with a double. Then, at the end of the 6th inning, when the score was tight 2-2, Javier hit a high four-seam fastball with a speed of 92.2 miles (approximately 148 km/h) and crossed the right wall. He hit home runs in two consecutive games.
However, Choi Ji-man remained silent with 3 strikeouts in 5 at-bats against the St. Louis Cardinals on the 14th, and even news of an Achilles tendon injury was reported.
In the first place, Choi Ji-man suffered from a left Achilles tendon injury during spring training. ‘ESPN’ said, “Choi Ji-man suffered from an Achilles tendon injury during spring training. He tried to overcome the injury, but he was listed on the injured list on the 15th. Choi Ji-man recorded 2 home runs, 2 RBIs, and a batting average of 0.125.” .
‘ESPN’ said, “Choi Ji-man needs rest and rehabilitation, but at this point he will not undergo surgery. He will be wearing an ankle brace for several weeks.”
On the other hand, Choi Ji-man will acquire free agent (FA) qualifications at the end of this season. However, an Achilles tendon injury caused bad news to leave the team for 8 weeks. He has 4 hits, 2 homers, 2 RBIs, 3 runs, a batting average of 0.125, and an OPS of 0.469.