Pittsburgh Pirates Bae Ji-hwan (24) drew attention for his quick feet in a rehabilitation game after an ankle injury.
Bae Ji-hwan, who has been playing for the Pittsburgh Triple-A Indianapolis Indians since his injury, started as center fielder and first hitter in a match against the St. Paul Saints, a Triple-A team affiliated with the Minnesota Twins, held at CHS Field in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA on the 17th (hereinafter referred to as Korean time). On the year, he made a big success with 2 hits, 1 walk and 2 runs in 4 at-bats.안전놀이터
From his first at bat in the first inning, he hit left field. Afterwards, Nick Gonzalez’s right-handed hit came out, and the opposing right fielder made a throwing error. At this time, Bae Ji-hwan turned around third base and ran to home. I confirmed Bae Ji-hwan’s quick feet.
In the second inning, Bae Ji-hwan, who had stepped away with a shortstop grounder, took the lead in the fifth and hit a double to the left fielder. At this time, the opponent’s mistake came out again. I saw Bae Ji-hwan run to second base and threw it, but it was way off. Then Bae Ji-hwan ran without hesitation.
He sprinted around third base and ran home. Following multi-hit, multi-scoring was also successful. The club posted a video of Bae Ji-hwan hitting and running through social media, admiring that it was “unbelievable speed.”
After two outs in the seventh inning, Bae Ji-hwan played a full count match and even walked on three bases. Bae Ji-hwan, who felt ankle pain while running base in a major league game against the Milwaukee Brewers on the 2nd of last month, and was placed on the injured list (IL) the next day, is starting to return to the big leagues in a rehabilitation game.
He has been playing in minor league Triple-A games since the 2nd and has a batting average of 3.44, 1 home run, 7 walks, 2 steals, 9 points, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of .993 in 9 games. The time for his big league return is approaching.
The time to return to the big leagues is approaching. Bae Ji-hwan has been in good shape since his first rehabilitation game, recording a walk and a run, a hit in the second game, and a home run in the third game.