Bae Ji-hwan (24, Pittsburgh Pirates), who is aiming to enter the roster for the Opening Day of the American Professional Baseball Major League, will leave Korea on the 10th.
Bae Ji-hwan’s agency, Universe Sports Management, said on the 7th, “Bae Ji-hwan will leave Korea on the 10th after completing his schedule in Korea. While in Korea, Bae Ji-hwan steadily prepared for the season with weight training, performance training, and Pilates, and also donated his talent. We also plan to make donations for single mother families.” Bae Ji-hwan will join the Pittsburgh Major League Spring Camp on the 21st. 메이저사이트
Bae Ji-hwan, who graduated from Gyeongbuk High School in 2018 and signed a contract with Pittsburgh, went through Minor League Single A in 2019, Double A in 2021, and Triple A in 2022. On September 24 last year (Korean time), he became the 26th Korean big leaguer by starting as the 9th batter and second baseman in a game against the Chicago Cubs held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Against the Cubs on September 25, he also reported his first extra-base hit (double) and an RBI.
Bae Ji-hwan played in 10 games in the big leagues last year, posting a batting average of 0.333 (11 hits in 33 at-bats), 6 RBIs and 3 stolen bases. He played in 108 games in Triple-A last year, with a batting average of 0.289 (121 hits in 419 at-bats), 8 homers and 53 RBIs.