Atlanta’s Park Hyo-joon hits against Jansen… .455 on-base percentage, competition for survival continues

Atlanta Braves infielder Park Hyo-joon (27) continues to compete for survival in the exhibition game. 

On the 25th (hereafter Korean time), Park Hyo-joon made a substitute trip as a shortstop in the 7th inning in an exhibition game against the Boston Red Sox in the 2023 Major League Baseball held at Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers, Florida, USA, and recorded 1 hit and 1 point in 2 at-bats. 

In the first at-bat in the eighth inning, Park Hyo-joon, who grounded out to second base against Boston right-hander Chris Martin, got a hit in the second at-bat in the ninth inning. 

After hitting an infield hit from third base by Boston closer Kenley Jansen, he homered on Adam Zebrowski’s two-run home run to score. 

In the shortstop defense, Jaron Duran’s fly ball in the 7th inning, Raphael Devers’ ground ball in the 8th inning, and Adam Duvall’s ground balls in the 9th were treated as outs.

In the game, Atlanta lost 8-9 with a walk-off two-run homer to Boston’s Triston Casas in the ninth inning. 

With this, Park Hyo-jun recorded two hits in a row following the Detroit Tigers match on the 23rd. His exhibition game batting average rose from 2.8 6 Lee to 3.3 3 (3 hits in 9 at-bats). With two walks, the on-base percentage was 4.55. He struggles with limited at-bat opportunities. 

Right-handed left-handed infielder Park Hyo-joon from Yatap High School moved to the United States in July 2014 after signing a contract with the New York Yankees for $1.16 million. He fulfilled his major league debut dream with the Yankees in July 2021, but was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates after playing in only one game. 스포츠토토

Until last year, he recorded a batting average of .201 (36 hits in 179 at-bats), 5 homers, 20 RBIs and an OPS of .637 in 68 major league games for two years in the major leagues. Although he was on the opening roster last year, he was demoted to the minor leagues three times during the season, and struggled with a batting average of .216 (11 hits in 51 at-bats), 2 home runs, 6 RBIs, and an OPS of . After the season, he faced the ordeal of being released from Pittsburgh, Boston, and Atlanta three times as a DFA. 

In the end, Park Hyo-joon, who was transferred to the Triple-A Gwinnett Strippers under Atlanta, changed his status to a minor leaguer who was not included in the 40-man roster. However, he survived until the end of this exhibition game and continues his competition for survival. /

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