Park Hyo-joon’s position in Triple-A under the Atlanta Braves is getting smaller. He was forced to prepare for the season in the minor leagues after failing to qualify for an invitation to big league spring camp.
The Atlanta Braves announced the list of spring camp participants for the 2023 season on the 2nd (Korean time). I couldn’t find Park Hyo-jun’s name here. A difficult winter continued for Park Hyo-joon.
Park Hyo-joon is having a particularly difficult time this winter. Park Hyo-joon took the major league stage with the New York Yankees in 2021 and was reborn as his 25th Korean big leaguer. Afterwards, Park Hyo-joon was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates after just one game, but he steadily received opportunities and recorded 25 hits, 3 home runs, 14 RBIs and a batting average of 0.197 OPS of 0.638 in 44 games.
Park Hyo-joon seemed to be continuing his big league life, including being named on the opening game roster last year based on his appearance in his first season, but compared to the 2021 season, the opportunity to play has noticeably decreased. As a result, Pittsburgh removed Park Hyo-jun from the 40-man roster after the 2022 season.
When Hyo-Jun Park was put on the waiting list for release, the Boston Red Sox reached out. However, in the process of recruiting ‘finish’ Canley Jensen, Boston took action to designate Hyo-Jun Park as transfer (DFA), and Atlanta embraced Hyo-Jun Park. However, Park Hyo-joon was once again registered on the waiting list before he even put on the Atlanta uniform.
First of all, Park Hyo-joon stayed with the team, choosing to stay at Triple-A under Atlanta rather than moving to another team. But this time, he didn’t even make the major league spring camp invite list. In the end, Park Hyo-joon was preparing for a new year in the minor leagues, and from the beginning of the season, he was not given the opportunity to enter the major leagues. 메이저사이트
It seems that the process for Park Hyo-jun to step on the major league stage will be quite tough. Just like he did in the 2021 season, he has no choice but to bomb Triple-A and get back in the eyes of the big leagues. The cold winter is getting longer for Park Hyo-joon.