Bae Ji-hwan (24-Pittsburgh) is expected to be sidelined for a long time after suffering an ankle injury.
“Bae’s X-ray results are in, and the condition of his left heel looks more serious than we thought,” an official familiar with the Pittsburgh club’s situation told Star News on Wednesday (June 3), adding, “He will have a CT scan around Wednesday (June 5), when the swelling is expected to go down.”
Bae was batting eighth in the lineup at second base against Milwaukee at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the day before. The injury occurred while batting in the bottom of the eighth inning. After hitting a grounder in front of the second baseman, Bae stopped dead in his tracks as he stretched to run to first base. Pittsburgh manager Derek Shelton and a trainer came out onto the field to check on him.
Bae was able to walk to the dugout on his own, but was removed from the game. A day later, the Pittsburgh organization announced in a press release that Bae had been placed on the 10-day disabled list (IL) with a left ankle injury.
Pittsburgh general manager Ben Sherrington, 49, also addressed Bae’s condition in an interview with a local sports radio channel. “He’s had some on-again, off-again ankle pain during the season, but it’s been manageable, so he’s been able to play,” he said, suggesting that his injury didn’t happen overnight.온라인카지노
If Bae’s injury is more serious than expected, his absence is likely to be prolonged. According to a source, Bae is currently wearing a medical boot on his left foot and is in worse shape than previously reported.
In his first full season in the major leagues this season, Bae was batting .238 (51-for-214) with two home runs, 19 RBIs and 20 stolen bases in 76 games. While his recent hitting slump has caused his numbers to dip, his quick feet, athleticism, and versatility in both the outfield and infield have earned him high marks.