“I understand Choi Ji-man’s frustration and disappointment. However, from the Pittsburgh point of view, it is a fair decision
. Pittsburgh, his team, objected to participation in the WBC because of Choi Ji-man’s elbow surgery history.
Choi Ji-man underwent surgery to remove a bone fragment in his right elbow in November last year, and was named in the final list of the WBC team announced in January this year. Choi Ji-man, who wanted to wear the Taegeuk mark토토사이트, had a strong will.
In a statement released on the 6th, Choi Ji-man said, “I don’t know how happy I was when I was included in the preliminary list of the WBC team this time. The disappointment and frustration caused by the decision to not be accepted is also very great,” he said.
“Pittsburgh Baseball Now” in the US said on the 8th (Korean time), “I understand Choi’s frustration and disappointment at not being able to participate in the WBC. However, from Pittsburgh’s point of view, it’s a fair decision.”
Last year, Pittsburgh suffered from headaches throughout the season due to the sluggishness of first basemen. The first baseman’s batting average was 0.206 OPS 0.601, which was the lowest in the league.
Pittsburgh last year 11 Choi Ji-man was recruited through a monthly trade. Last season, he played in 113 games and had a batting average of 0.233, 11 homers, 52 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.729.
Choi Ji-man is smoothly undergoing the rehabilitation process, and recently digested live betting. But Pittsburgh appears to have made a realistic decision.
The media said, “There is a risk that the condition will deteriorate during the WBC period, and the injury may recur. It is too big a risk for Pittsburgh to take.” occupied,” he said.
Meanwhile, Choi Ji-man and Pittsburgh are at odds over salary issues. Choi Ji-man wants 5.4 million dollars (about 6.8 billion won), and Pittsburgh is sticking to 4.65 million dollars (about 5.9 billion won). The media predicted, “Unless an unexpected agreement is reached at the last minute, both sides will head to the Salary Adjustment Committee.”
Within this month, Choi Ji-man’s salary for this season will be decided through the Adjustment Committee.