Free Agent Choi Ji-man Signs a Split Contract with the New York Mets… Big League Challenge in Spring Camp

Even though treatment is not guaranteed by MLB… “You just need to show that you are healthy.”

Free agent Choi Ji-man (32) puts aside his pride and starts again.

Ji-Man Choi signed a one-year split contract with the New York Mets of the Major League Baseball (MLB) on the 17th (Korean time).

GSM, his agency, said, “After undergoing a medical check at the club’s designated hospital in Florida, USA, on the 17th, Choi Ji-man signed a split contract that includes an invitation to MLB Spring Camp. 온라인카지노사이트

If he is included in the MLB opening game roster, he will receive a total salary for one year including bonuses.

“I decided to receive $3.5 million (about 4.67 billion won),” he said.

A split contract is a contract that differentiates salary depending on status.

Most minor leaguers sign contracts.

It may be a disappointing condition for Choi Ji-man, who played as a regular big leaguer in the past, but it could not be helped.

Ji-Man Choi only played in 39 games in the 2023 season due to various injury problems, and achieved poor results with a batting average of 0.163, 6 home runs, and 13 RBI.

Choi Ji-man, who qualified as a free agent under the worst circumstances, was not treated well in the market.

Most teams wanted a split contract.

The agency said, “Choi Ji-man received offers from six teams, including the Mets, Toronto Blue Jays, Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, Washington Nationals, and San Diego Padres, and among them, one team offered a one-year MLB contract worth about $1 million.

“However, if he shows a healthy performance in spring camp, he can enter the opening day roster, so he accepted the split contract,” he said.

In addition, it was revealed that “three Japanese professional baseball teams also offered contracts, but politely declined.”

Choi Ji-man, who is not guaranteed to qualify as a big leaguer, attempts to re-enter the big league at spring camp.

Ji-Man Choi joins the team’s spring camp held in Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA on the 18th and undergoes his first training.

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