After spending 60 days on the disabled list with an Achilles tendon injury in his left foot, Ji-Man Choi (32-Pittsburgh Pirates) is nearing a return.

Choi, a member of Pittsburgh’s Double-A Altoona Curve, went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored in a Double-A game at People’s Natural Gas Field in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 23 April.

In his first at-bat in 70 days since being activated from the disabled list on 14 April against the St. Louis Cardinals, Choi hit a big double to centre field in the first inning. After retiring on an outfield single in the third inning, Choi was removed from the game in the sixth inning온라인바카라.

Choi had been hitting well with back-to-back home runs in a two-game series against the Houston Astros on 11-12 April, but was unfortunate to be injured around that time.

He appeared in just nine games this season. After a promising two-game homestand against the Astros on 11-12 April, he was sidelined for an extended period of time with an Achilles’ tendon injury. In the meantime, Pittsburgh has been leading the division, but has recently hit a rough patch.

I worked my tail off to get back on the field. He wears a walking boot to protect his ankle and has even undergone autologous platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) injections.

Choi’s return would be a huge boost for Pittsburgh. The Pirates are 13th out of 15 teams in the National League with a .239 team batting average and 14th with a .710 OPS. They are also tied for 12th in home runs with 69.

Pittsburgh, which was in first place in the NL Central, has lost 10 straight games to fall to 34-40 and fourth place. The gap to the first-place Cincinnati Reds has grown to seven games.

Carlos Santana, who is manning first base, has struggled, batting .227 with six home runs and 35 RBIs and an OPS of .684. If Choi returns, he will have plenty of opportunities.

Local interest in Choi is also strong. “Pittsburgh hasn’t said how long it plans to keep Choi in the minors, but he could return before the end of June,” CBS Sports reported.

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