Busted by foul ball in first rehab game in 6 days
Went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout in his first game in three days.
SAN DIEGO (AP) – San Diego Padres pitcher Ji-Man Choi returned to the field for the first time in three days after suffering a bruised ankle.
Choi started in the No. 4 spot in the lineup for San Diego’s Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas against the Round Rock Express (Texas Rangers) at Southwest University Park in El Paso, Texas, on Sept. 9 (KST) and went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.
It was the second rehab start for Choi, who was sidelined with a rib injury last month.
In his first at-bat against Round Rock on April 6, Choi went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.
After showing good at-bats from the start, Choi was unlucky to be hit by a foul pitch in his final at-bat. Local media reported that Choi suffered a fracture in the instep of his left foot, leading to speculation that he might be out for the season.
Luckily, however, the injury was not serious. A representative from Choi’s domestic management said, “Choi was diagnosed with a bruise after a hospital checkup.”
After taking two days off to recover, Choi returned to the field.
He grounded out to third base with two outs in the first inning and struck out swinging in the top of the fourth.
In the sixth inning, Choi drew a bases-loaded walk and came home on consecutive singles by the next two batters. In the seventh, with runners on first and second, he struck out swinging.토스카지노
If he can pick up his batting pace now that he’s healthy, he could be back in the big leagues sooner rather than later.
In the meantime, the game ended with a 4-3 win for El Paso.