Bae Ji-hwan of Major League Baseball Pittsburgh has left for the United States ahead of spring camp.
Bae Ji-hwan revealed that his goal is to hit the first home run in the big leagues with his aspirations of becoming a ‘full-time big leaguer’.
This is reporter Jo Han-dae.
Bae Ji-hwan, the 26th Korean major leaguer who made a successful debut in Pittsburgh last season, will enter Incheon International Airport.
Bae Ji-hwan, who stayed in Korea for about four months while doing meaningful activities such as personal training for the new season as well as supporting facilities for single mothers, was full of composure on his face.
<Bae Ji-hwan / Pittsburgh Outfielder> “I always tried to exercise a lot because I was a player, and the reason I went late was because I wanted to eat a lot of home-cooked meals.”
His performance in 10 big league games last year was a batting average of 3.3, 6 runs batted in, and 3 stolen bases.
Bae Ji-hwan is aiming for a new record this season.
<Bae Ji-hwan / Pittsburgh Outfielder> “Since we’ve done our first hit, first stolen base, and first RBI, it’s time for our first home run. We just ate and did weights. If it doesn’t work, it’s the trainer’s fault…just kidding.”
He was also안전놀이터 excited at the thought of meeting veterans such as Pittsburgh’s iconic ‘Pirate Captain’ McCutcheon, Santana, and Hill.
<Bae Ji-hwan / Pittsburgh Outfielder> “As you know, the captain (McKutchen) has returned… Now that a lot of veteran players are coming in, I want to learn from each one of them one by one.”
In particular, the joining of Choi Ji-man, a close senior, is a great source of strength.
<Ji-Hwan Bae / Pittsburgh Outfielder> “I can’t say cheesy things because I’m too close to them.
Bae Ji-hwan, who dreams of becoming a ‘full-time big leaguer’ without injury this year, will join the team spring camp on the 21st and challenge to enter the opening roster and start.