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Padres' Ji-Man Choi: On bench vs. lefty
Choi is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
Choi is hitless in 20 at-bats since being acquired by San Diego, and he'll sit Sunday with southpaw Drew Rom on the mound for St. Louis. Garrett Cooper will start at first base and bat sixth.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Ji-Man Choi: Sitting versus southpaw
Choi is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Athletics.
Choi was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Friday, but he'll end up starting just one of the three games in the series since Oakland is using a pair of lefties, including Ken Waldichuk as the bulk pitcher Sunday. Manny Machado will serve as the designated hitter while Eguy Rosario starts at the hot corner.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Ji-Man Choi: Activated from IL
The Padres reinstated Choi (ankle) from the 10-day injured list Friday.
Choi initially landed on the injured list Aug. 14 due to a left rib strain, but his stay was extended after he suffered a fractured ankle during a rehab game at Triple-A El Paso. Fortunately for the Padres, Choi was cleared to resume playing relatively quickly, and he will return to San Diego after going 4-for-25 with an RBI and a run scored through seven rehab games. Matt Carpenter (elbow) was placed on the 10-day IL in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Ji-Man Choi: Resumes rehab, should return in '23
Choi (foot/rib) resumed his rehab assignment at Triple-A El Paso on Friday after a two-day shutdown and has gone 2-for-13 with three walks against four strikeouts while playing in games in four of the past five days.
Choi was placed on the 10-day injured list Aug. 14 with a left rib cage strain and was cleared to resume a rehab assignment Sept. 5, only to suffer what Padres manager Bob Melvin said what was a fractured ankle in his first game with El Paso, per Annie Heilbrunn of The San Diego Union-Tribune. Given the nature of the injury, Choi was presumed to be shut down for the season, but he was cleared to play two days later for El Paso, and his fractured ankle has since been reclassified as a right Lisfranc foot injury, according to MLB.com. Choi has made three starts at designated hitter and one at first base since resuming his rehab assignment, and once activated from the IL, he'll likely share work at both spots with Garrett Cooper while the Padres are without Jake Cronenworth (wrist) for the foreseeable future.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Ji-Man Choi: Fractures ankle in Triple-A
Choi (ribs) fractured his ankle while playing in a rehab game with Triple-A El Paso on Tuesday, Annie Heilbrunn of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Choi was playing in his first rehab game with El Paso while working his way back from a rib injury he suffered in mid-August. Now that he's dealing with a fractured ankle with less than a month left in the season, Choi will likely be held out of action until 2024. He'll finish 2023 with a .179/.239/.440 slash line across 92 plate appearances between the Pirates and Padres.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Ji-Man Choi: Begins rehab assignment
Choi (ribs) is beginning a rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A El Paso.
Choi will serve as El Paso's designated hitter and bat third in his rehab debut against the Triple-A affiliate of the Rangers. Out since Aug. 14 due to a left rib strain, Choi could potentially return to the Padres sometime this weekend if all goes well on the farm.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Ji-Man Choi: Begins swinging bat
Choi (ribs) has begun a swinging progression, MLB.com reports.
Choi landed on the injured list two weeks ago with a left rib strain but is starting to ramp things back up. He could be back by mid-September if all goes well and would figure to share first base and designated hitter duties with Garrett Cooper once ready.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Ji-Man Choi: Ticketed for injured list
Choi will be placed on the 10-day injured list Monday with a left rib strain, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Choi did not start either Saturday or Sunday, and it is now evident that his absence was related to injury and not performance. Garrett Cooper gets the start at designated hitter in his place.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Ji-Man Choi: Out of Sunday's lineup
Choi isn't starting Sunday against the Diamondbacks.
Choi's recent offensive struggles have made the Padres more willing to use other players from their lineup in the DH spot, which is exactly what they will do Sunday. Xander Bogaerts will serve as San Diego's designated hitter, moving Ha-Seong Kim to shortstop, Jake Cronenworth to second and Garrett Cooper in at first base.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Ji-Man Choi: Not starting Saturday
Choi isn't in the Padres' lineup Saturday against Arizona.
Choi hasn't collected a hit (0-for-12) since July 29, so he'll miss out on a start Saturday. Fernando Tatis will step in as the Padres' DH, allowing Jose Azocar to start in right field and bat eighth.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Ji-Man Choi: Sitting Tuesday
Choi isn't in the Padres' lineup Tuesday against Seattle, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Choi has yet to record a hit through four games (11 plate appearances) as a Padre, so he'll get a day off Tuesday to regroup. Jake Cronenworth will start at first base and Garrett Cooper will serve as San Diego's designated hitter while Choi sits.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Ji-Man Choi: Starting again at first base
Choi is starting at first base and batting seventh in Monday's contest versus the Dodgers, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Manny Machado is getting another designated hitter day as he nurses a tight hamstring, so Ha-Seong Kim slides to third base, Jake Cronenworth plays second base Choi handles first. It's the fourth straight start for Choi, who served as the Padres' DH in the other two contests.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Ji-Man Choi: Dealt to San Diego
The Pirates traded Choi and Rich Hill to the Padres on Tuesday in exchange for Alfonso Rivas, Jackson Wolf and Estuar Suero, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
San Diego has been giving regular starts at DH to the backup catcher (Luis Campusano) since letting Nelson Cruz go, and Choi will provide an upgrade versus right-handed pitching. While Choi has mostly struggled this season, he is a career .246/.351/.459 hitter against right-handers.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Ji-Man Choi: Heads to bench versus lefty
Choi is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
With Carlos Santana having been traded to the Brewers on Thursday, Choi has settled in as the Pirates' primary option at first base, starting each of the last three games at the position while going 4-for-12 with a home run, two doubles and an additional run and RBI. Though Connor Joe will get the nod at first base Sunday while southpaw Cristopher Sanchez takes the hill for Philadelphia, the lefty-hitting Choi should be fairly secure in a strong-side platoon role.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Ji-Man Choi: Homers in Friday's loss
Choi went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 8-5 loss to the Angels.
Choi has homered three times in his last seven games while going 6-for-19 (.316) in that span. The warm bat has helped Choi remain in the mix for playing time between first base and designated hitter. Carlos Santana and Andrew McCutchen are also involved in that playing time battle with two spots available for the three players. Choi is at a .186/.210/.475 slash line with five homers, nine RBI, seven runs scored and two doubles over 62 plate appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Ji-Man Choi: Opportunity shrinking
Choi went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI on Friday against the Giants.
Choi belted his fourth home run of the season and second in as many games when he took Ross Stripling deep in the fifth inning. He's had a regular starting role since returning from the injured list July 7, and he's taken advantage by going 4-for-15 with a double in addition to his two long balls. However, he's at significant risk of losing playing time as early as Sunday, when Andrew McCutchen (elbow) is expected to return and will almost certainly resume his duties as the team's primary designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Ji-Man Choi: Homers in victory
Choi went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and two RBI in Sunday's win over Arizona.
Choi launched a two-run shot in the second inning for his third homer of the season. He was activated from the 60-day injured list Friday and went 3-for-12 during the weekend series against the Diamondbacks. Choi is slashing .159/.159/.409 this season, but he's seen just 44 plate appearances after missing nearly three months of action.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-1, 260 lbs|
|Birthplace: Incheon, South Korea|
|Bats/Throws: L, R|