It is expected that the vacancy of Pittsburgh Pirates Choi Ji-man, who is on the injured list (IL), will be prolonged.
The Pittsburgh team announced on the 20th 메이저사이트(Korean time) that Choi Ji-man needs eight weeks of rehabilitation as the Achilles tendon injury in his left foot was finally confirmed.
Previously, Choi Ji-man was listed on the injured list due to left ankle pain ahead of an away game against St. Louis on the 16th.
Choi Ji-man, who received the final diagnosis, plans to focus on treatment while wearing his ankle brace for the time being.
Choi Ji-man, who moved from Tampa Bay to Pittsburgh in a trade in November last year, is said to have felt more than an ankle problem since spring camp. Even after the start of this season, he was sluggish with only 0.125 batting average and 2 RBIs with 4 hits in 32 at-bats (2 home runs) in 9 games.
On the 11th and 12th, against the Houston Astros, he hit home runs in two consecutive games and seemed to improve his sense of hitting, but his injury was the worst, but he got in the way.