Choi Ji-man (32, Pittsburgh Pirates) will stop due to another injury.

American Major League Baseball (MLB) Pittsburgh reported on the 20th (Korean time) that Korean big leaguer Choi Ji-man suffered an Achilles tendon injury in his left foot. He needs about 8 weeks of rehabilitation.

Choi Ji-man was named to the starting lineup for the St. Louis Cardinals match on the 16th, but was suddenly dropped right before the game. As a result of later confirmation, he complained of pain in his left ankle right before the start, which was the cause. He eventually made his way to the injured list (IL).

After further examination, the diagnosis of an Achilles tendon injury came out. Fortunately, he avoided surgery. He wears an ankle brace for the time being and takes a break. The club said, “Choi Ji-man needs rest and rehabilitation. He will be wearing an assistive device for a few weeks.”

His departure from injury is all the more disappointing given that he has been on the rise lately. On the 11th, against the Houston Astros, the beast girl reported a home run in the 2023 season, and the next day, the 12th, also drew an arch two days in a row. As his strength, power, exploded, he pushed out a ticket to the first baseman position in Pittsburgh. However, he was left crying at the injury that came at the crucial moment.

Choi Ji-man wrote an MLB career high with a batting average of 0.261, 19 homers, and 63 RBIs in the 2019 season when he was a member of the Tampa Bay Rays. However, he could not avoid the slump, moaning from the injured evil spirits that attacked him.

He suffered a hamstring injury in the 2020 season, which was shortened due to the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19), and he left with a right knee injury ahead of the 2021 season demonstration game and eventually underwent surgery. Even after that, residual injuries continued, and he made only 83 league appearances, including climbing to the IL three times.

Last season, he had pain in his right elbow,먹튀검증 but managed to return the number of appearances to three digits (113 games) under the management of the club. However, he continued to struggle due to poor performance and was eventually traded to Pittsburgh in November of last year. Then, in December, he underwent surgery on a bone fragment in his right elbow. As a result, he did not participate in the last 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC).

Choi Ji-man, who focused on his rehabilitation and recovery of his performance, worked diligently in the new season. It was an important year for his own MLB career. However, the moment he was about to stretch, his long-term departure became inevitable as another injury stood in the way

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