Choi Ji-Man aims for ‘Yujong’s beauty’…returns from injured list

Can the San Diego Padres’ Ji-Man Choi pull off a ‘one and done’?

The Padres announced today that they have activated Ji-Man Choi from the disabled list for their upcoming game against the Oakland Athletics on Saturday.

Choi, who had been on the disabled list with a rib cage strain, began a rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso on June 6.

In his first game, he had an unexpected setback: he was hit in the foot by a foul ball he hit.

Later, head coach Bob Melvin announced to the local media that Choi had suffered a fractured ankle. It looked like his season would end in vain.

But it wasn’t. He returned to a rehab assignment on the 9th and played until the 15th before coming off the disabled list on the same day. 안전놀이터

In seven games at Triple-A El Paso, Choi went 4-for-25 with a home run, four walks and seven strikeouts.

Choi, who is eligible for free agency after this season, has appeared in just 30 games in 2023 due to injury.

He missed most of the first half of the season with an Achilles injury, and even after being traded from the Pittsburgh Pirates to San Diego, he landed on the disabled list again.

In 30 games this season, he is batting .179 with a .239 on-base percentage, .440 slugging percentage, six home runs and 11 RBIs.

Meanwhile, San Diego made room for Choi by placing another left-hander, Matt Carpenter, on the 10-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.