Park Hyo-joon (26), who had been assigned nominations twice this off-season alone, found a new team. He goes to the Atlanta Braves.
Atlanta announced on the 17th (hereinafter Korean time) that it had carried out a trade with the Boston Red Sox for Hyo-Jun Park in exchange for a future designated player and cash.
Park Hyo-joon, who was designated for transfer from the Pittsburgh Pirates last month and was excluded from the 40-man list, transferred to Boston through a trade. However, Park Hyo-joon suffered the pain of being reassigned within three weeks of joining the team.
Park Hyo-Jun, who was once again excluded from the 40-man roster, reached out and made a new nest as Atlanta, which wanted to strengthen the depth of the infield, reached out.
In July 2014, when he was a junior at Yatap High School, Park Hyo-joon wore a New York Yankees uniform with a down payment of $1.16 million. Park Hyo-joon, who had risen step by step from the minor leagues to the higher leagues, finally made his major league debut last year. It was the moment when the 25th Korean major leaguer was born. 안전놀이터
However, the joy was short-lived, and Park Hyo-joon seldom got a chance at the Yankees, and joined Pittsburgh through a trade in July of the same year. Even in Pittsburgh, Park Hyo-jun could not prove his competitiveness. He played in 23 games this year and was sluggish with a batting average of 0.216, 2 homers, 6 RBIs and an OPS of 0.648. Even after the season was over, there was no place for Hyo-Jun Park in Pittsburgh.
Park Hyo-jun is once again put on the test to grow to the big league level. ‘MLB.com’ evaluated Hyo-Jun Park, saying, “There is not much he can offer in offense, but Atlanta hopes to gain value with his ability to play all infield positions.”
At the same time, the media classified them as backup resources, saying, “Park Hyo-joon and Ehire Adrianza, who signed a minor league contract, will compete for a backup infielder position in spring camp.”