Correspondent Lee Sang-hee] Choi Ji-man (32), who was traded to Pittsburgh last winter, entered his team’s spring camp in Bradenton, Florida, USA on the 19th (Korean time) and started training for the first time. Digested.
Choi Ji-man began training at 9:00 a.m. local time in the outfield 4 of the practice field, stretching with Korean colleague Bae Ji-hwan (24), 카지노Brian Reynolds (28), and Carlos Santana (37).
Choi Ji-man, who relaxed lightly, paired up with Bae Ji-hwan and started playing catch. The two players, who are close enough to keep in touch on a daily basis, exercised in a friendly atmosphere to the extent that they joked in Korean while playing catch.
After the catch ball, the players moved to the infield and practiced defense while receiving a fungo hit by the coach. Bae Ji-hwan trained as a second baseman and Choi Ji-man as a first baseman that day. On this day, Bae Ji-hwan drew attention as he had a Taegeukgi tattoo on his right arm.
After the infield defense training was over, the team’s key players such as Choi Ji-man, Reynolds, and Santana continued batting training at the same location, field 4, and Bae Ji-hwan moved to field 3 with the younger players of the team to practice batting. .
Choi Ji-man, who met with Star News after training around 11:00 am, said, “Since 2019, we have been doing spring camp every year under the Florida sky. ) There is Jihwan, so we are getting help with information on the location of the facility.”
Choi Ji-man continued, “It’s a lie if I don’t miss Tampa Bay, where I’ve been in for the past five years.” “he added.
Choi Ji-man was welcomed by a number of officials, including facility managers, at the spring camp that day. Although they are working for the Pittsburgh club, most of them are from the Florida area, the hometown of Tampa Bay, so there were many fans only Choi in their families.
Regarding this, Choi Ji-man said, “I am very grateful.” “I changed into a Pittsburgh uniform, but I am very grateful to the fans who do not forget and remember and support me. I want to fight for them this year and achieve good results.” promised.
Meanwhile, Pittsburgh will begin its first joint training with pitchers and fielders a day later on the 20th. The spring camp demonstration game starts on the 26th against Toronto.