Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Bae Ji-hwan will continue his rehabilitation after suffering an ankle injury.
“Bae will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis next week,” MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, reported on Monday (June 29).
Bae felt pain in his ankle while running after a grounder to second base against the Milwaukee Brewers on April 2, and was placed on the disabled list (IL) the next day. The diagnosis was an ankle sprain.
After being forced to end the first half of the season early, Bae focused on his recovery for a while, and began playing catch and fielding on the 20th. For the time being, he will focus on getting a feel for the game in the minors.먹튀검증
After breaking into the big leagues last year, Bae was batting .238 with 51 doubles, two home runs, 19 RBIs and a .609 OPS in 76 games this season, especially in the first half of the year when he stole 20 bases and used his quick feet to put pressure on opponents.
Bae has also made his presence felt in a short amount of time, making several impressive defensive plays between the infield and outfield. His contributions were crucial to the team’s early season surge.
Having him back would be a huge boost for the team as he has a lot of utility. As a player who doesn’t want to end the season like this, he’s eager to return. It will be interesting to see if Bae can regain his first-half form and revitalize a Pittsburgh team that has fallen to the bottom of the standings.