“Loved by the most wonderful fans”…a heartfelt farewell from the pirate ship.

San Diego Padres pitcher Ji-Man Choi has said goodbye to the Pittsburgh Pirates and will don a San Diego Padres uniform for the sixth time in his major league career.

Choi made his debut with the Los Angeles Angels in 2016 and spent time with the New York Yankees in 2017 and the Milwaukee Brewers in 2018 before joining the Tampa Bay Rays. However, after five years in Tampa Bay, Choi was traded to Pittsburgh after the 2022 season.

In Pittsburgh,바카라사이트 Choi didn’t get much playing time. He suffered an Achilles injury early in the season and was sidelined for an extended period of time. However, once he was back in the starting lineup, Choi came out swinging and overcame his early season slump, hitting .205 with 15 doubles, six home runs, and a .731 OPS in 23 games.

However, Choi changed uniforms once again before the trade deadline. The San Diego Padres and Pittsburgh made the trade on July 2. Pittsburgh acquired Zack Wolf, Estuar Sueiro, and Alfonso Rivas from San Diego in exchange for Choi and veteran Rich Hill. This brought Choi into the fold with Kim Ha-seong.

Although his stay in Pittsburgh was short-lived, Choi said goodbye to the fans who supported him. “It’s always hard to say goodbye, especially to someone you love and care about so much,” Choi wrote on social media on April 4.

“I want to let the Bucs fans know that I had a great time being a part of Pittsburgh, and I will never forget it,” Choi continued, “It doesn’t matter how long I was there. I was loved by the greatest fans in the world,” he said, expressing his gratitude.

In closing, Choi said, “I hope to play with the Bucks for a long time, but what can I say? Baseball is a part of business, and there’s nothing I can do about it.” “Thank you again for your support for me and the Bucks. I want you to be happy.”

San Diego recently parted ways with several pinch-hitting or designated hitter options, including Rugned Odor and former “Home Run King” Nelson Cruz. The Dodgers have also recently parted ways with Lugne O’Dowd and Nelson Cruz, both of whom have the ability to hit for power. Choi has yet to make his debut in a San Diego uniform, but it won’t be long before he does.

He’ll be eligible for free agency after this season, and if his performance in San Diego is anything to go by, he’ll be able to land a nice contract, and if his recent performance in Pittsburgh is any indication, he’ll be well worth it.

[Photo of Choi with the Pittsburgh Pirates, via Getty Images Korea and Choi’s social media].

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