[Peoria (Arizona, USA) = Correspondent Lee Sang-hee] 메이저사이트 A reef appeared in front of Bae Ji-hwan (24, Pittsburgh), who is aiming to join the roster for the opening game of the major league this season.
The Pittsburgh team announced on the 9th (Korean time) through the club’s promotional material that ‘Texas acquired Mark Mathias (29), a utility player who can defend both infield and outfield, through a trade’. Pittsburgh announced that it would move right-hander Max Cranick (26) to the 60-day disabled list to make room for Mathias on the 40-man major league roster, saying, “We will send a player later in exchange for Mathias.”
Matias, who is from California, USA and debuted in the major leagues wearing a Milwaukee uniform in 2020, exactly overlaps with Bae Ji-hwan. Both can play all positions in the outfield, as well as defend the infield from 2nd and 3rd base. Mathias also has first base experience here.
Mathias played a total of 46 games over two seasons in the major leagues. In particular, last year, he hit 6 homers in 30 games, and his slugging percentage is a whopping 0.506. He also complied with an on-base percentage of 0.319.
Bae Ji-hwan, who made his big league debut last year, played only 10 games, but recorded a batting average of 0.333 (11 hits in 33 at-bats) and 6 RBIs. He also had a good OPS (on-base percentage and slugging percentage) of 0.829.
Bae Ji-hwan was initially expected to join the roster for the opening game of the major leagues as a utility player, but he failed to live up to expectations with a batting average of 0.071 (1 hit in 14 at-bats) in 6 games in this demonstration game. To make matters worse, the addition of Mathias, whose uses exactly overlap, is not pleasing to Bae Ji-hwan.