Choi Ji-Man will play for the New York Mets this year.

Choi Ji-Man will play for the New York Mets this year.

Choi’s agent announced on Sunday (KST) that he signed a one-year, $3.5 million split contract with the New York Mets for a total of $4.7 million.

Choi was limited to just 39 games and 104 at-bats last year due to injuries. He was traded from the Pittsburgh Pirates to the San Diego Padres during the season. While he still managed to hit six home runs, 카지노사이트 he struggled with a 1-for-6 slugging percentage and a .624 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage).

According to Choi,

Six teams – the New York Mets, Toronto Blue Jays, Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, and Washington Nationals, in addition to his former team San Diego – have expressed interest in him since free agency opened last November, with the Mets being the most aggressive.

The $3.5 million deal is a spring training split and includes a performance bonus for making the Opening Day roster. “Jurickson Profar (San Diego) had a major league offer of a similar size ($1 million per year), but he accepted the split deal because he could make the Opening Day roster if he is healthy in spring training,” his agency explained.

There were also offers from three Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) teams, but Choi said he politely turned them down because he felt it was “not yet the right time to play in Japan.”

Choi completed a medical checkup at the Mets’ designated hospital that morning and officially signed the contract. 안전놀이터 Spring training for the Mets begins on April 26, but Choi will begin working out at camp on April 18.

President of Baseball Operations David Stearns, who was Choi’s manager in Milwaukee, and Tampa Bay “KBO reverse export” Brooks Reilly, who played with him in Tampa Bay, will help him adjust to the Mets.

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