Choi Ji-man of the Pittsburgh Pirates was placed on the injured list.
The Pirates announced on the 10th that they would put Choi Ji-man on the injured list for the left Achilles sprain ahead of an away game against the St. Louis Cardinals on the 16th (Korean time). This move was retroactively applied to the 15th.
Choi Ji-man was predicted to start first base in game 4 against St. Louis the day before, but was excluded from the starting lineup because he felt uncomfortable behind his ankle.메이저사이트
The initial explanation was ‘behind the ankle’, but when he was listed on the injured list a day later, the explanation became more specific.
In an interview with local media such as ‘MLB.com’ after the game, Choi Ji-man believed that it was not too serious a problem and explained that he felt uncomfortable.
He said that the back of his left ankle was sometimes a problem, and that he was excluded from the starting list because he felt uncomfortable during defensive practice.
The Pirates’ medical team determined that the injury was not a problem that could be resolved within days, and placed him on the 10-day disabled list.
Choi Ji-man can return in a home game against the LA Dodgers on the 26th at the earliest.
Being listed on the injured list could be an opportunity for realignment. It’s because the flow at the beginning of the season is not good. He is 4-for-32 (0.125) with 2 homers and 2 RBIs in 9 games. He had no walks and he struck out 15.
Tucupita Macano was called up. He played 11 games for Triple-A Indianapolis this season, batting average of 0.422 (19 hits in 45 at-bats), 1 home run, 10 RBIs, and 3 stolen bases.