It is a cold winter.
Infielder Park Hyo-joon (26) faced a crisis. He received a designated for assignment (DFA) from the Boston Red Sox. CBS Sports in the U.S. reported on the 14th (Korean time) that Boston had excluded Park Hyo-joon from the 40-man roster. This is to register recently acquired pitcher Kenley Jansen. Boston announced that it had finalized the contract with Jansen. It’s worth $32 million over two years. Jansen recorded 41 saves for the Atlanta Braves this year and led the team to first place in the National League (NL) East Division.
DFA means being removed from the 40-man roster. A one-week waiver notice period is given. If no team expresses their intention to recruit him, he will either be released or sign a minor league contract with Boston. It is already the second time this winter that Park Hyo-joon received DFA. On the 23rd of last month, he was also excluded from the 40-man roster by the Pittsburgh Pirates. A day later, through a trade, he changed his uniform with Inmer Lobo, a left-handed pitcher from Boston, but was evaluated as out of power before he could play in earnest.
He is on a difficult road. Park Hyo-joon, a graduate of Yatap High School, wore a New York Yankees uniform in July 2014 with a contract payment of 1.16 million dollars. He went through Single A in 2018, Double A in 2019, and Triple A in 2021. It was last year that he stepped on the big league stage. It was the moment when he became the 25th Korean major leaguer ever. Unfortunately, I was notified of going to the minor leagues again after one game. After that, he joined Pittsburgh through a trade. It seemed to be eating rice with Korean players such as Choi Ji-man and Bae Ji-hwan, but soon after, they moved their nest. 스포츠토토
You have to create opportunities for yourself. Park Hyo-joon is evaluated as a left-handed batter with quick feet and a utility player who can cover the outfield. MLB Trade Rumors said of Park Hyo-jun, “Although he did not show consistency at the plate, he showed good running and defense. He has consistently stolen bases in the minor leagues, and has the advantage of being able to play all positions in the infield and outfield except for first base,” he explained. He recorded a batting average of 0.201 (36 hits in 179 at-bats), 5 homers, 20 RBIs, 23 runs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.638 in 68 major league (MLB) career games. He posted a batting average of 0.216, 2 home runs, and an OPS of 0.648 this year.