Pittsburgh doesn’t call up Bae Ji-hwan, who has a batting average of nearly .500

Usually, when a player who is in the Major League is released from the injured list, the club sends the player to the Minor League for a rehabilitation game. And when he is ready, he calls up immediately. And the club sends a player who was on the 26-man roster to the Minor League or makes a DFA to take his place.

Bae Ji-hwan (Pittsburgh Pirates) was placed on the 10-day injured list due to hip injury during spring training. He was excluded from the 26-man roster for the opening day.

After Bae recovered from his injury, the club sent him to the minor leagues for a rehabilitation game. Upon completion of the rehabilitation, the club released him from the injured list.

However, the club did not include Bae in the big league and immediately exercised his option to go to the minor league. He advised the club to stay in Triple-A.

Why? Currently, there are no fielders in Pittsburgh who should be sent to the minor leagues. There are no injuries and no players underperforming enough to be relegated to the minor leagues. In a nutshell, there is no room.

On the face of it, yes, but it could be a money problem.

The maximum number of Major League service days is 172 days, which is counted as one year at the most.
If the service hours are less than three years, the club will receive an amount that is unilaterally set by the club. There is no room for negotiation and the club will usually receive an amount close to the minimum annual salary of the Major League Baseball. Bae’s annual salary is 755,000 dollars this year.

Bae’s service time in the Major League is one year and 13 days. Still, he needs about two more years to break free from club control and qualify for salary negotiations.

If Bae Ji-hwan continues to stay in the minor leagues, service time will be reduced, and as a result, the timing of qualifying for salary negotiations will be delayed.

There is no circumstantial evidence suggesting that Pittsburgh keeps Bae in the Minor League to save money. However, it is incomprehensible why the team does not call Bae even though he currently has a batting average of around .500 in the Minor League. It is wasteful to have a player who can be used as a utility man in the Minor League without experience in the Major League.

Park Hyo-joon did not make the opening day roster even though he hit nearly .500 in spring training.

As Park is a minor player, it may be more difficult for him to enter the roster. However, Bae is a major player.

BY: 사설토토

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