‘LG’s worst foreign hitter’ Justin Boer retires from active duty
Reporter Lee Sang-cheol = Justin Boer (35, USA), who is considered one of the worst foreign batters ever for the LG Twins, announced his retirement from active duty.
Bohr said on his SNS on the 11th (Korean time), “All players know that the time has come to end their career. For me, today is the day. I want to thank baseball and all the people who have helped me over the years.” revealed
Boer, who was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 2009 MLB draft, became a big leaguer after moving to the Miami Marlins in 2014.
He appeared in 559 major league games, posting a batting average of 0.253 (433 hits in 1714 at-bats), 92 home runs, and 303 RBIs, with an OPS (slugging percentage + on-base percentage) of 0.794. In particular, from 2015 to 2018, he hit double-digit home runs for four consecutive years in the major leagues.
Bore, who joined the Hanshin Tigers in 2020, failed to renew the contract due to poor performance and returned to the United States. Having been active in the minor league Triple A team under the San Francisco Giants, he signed a contract with LG as a substitute for Roberto Ramos in June 2021 and headed back to Asia.
LG expressed expectations for Bohr’s long hitting power, but Bohr produced the worst performance. He only appeared in 32 games, and he only disappointed with a batting average of 0.170 (17 hits in 100 at-bats), 3 homers, 17 RBIs, 7 runs and an OPS of 0.545. Boer, who even lost his defensive contribution, was treated as an out-of-power player at LG, and eventually left Korea quietly. At that time, LG also failed to win the Korean Series by losing to Doosan Bears in the semi-playoff.
Afterwards, Bohr advanced to the Mexican league and tried to make a comeback with Diablos Rojos del Mexico, but his career as a player was not long. 스포츠토토
Boer said, “I am so grateful for the past 13 years of playing the baseball I love. I am also grateful to the Miami team for giving me the opportunity to fulfill my dream of becoming a major leaguer. That was the best moment of my life.”
Bohr, who is currently pursuing a degree at George Mason University, expressed his intention to return to the baseball world, saying, “I look forward to having the opportunity to repay baseball someday.”