Choi Ji-Man returns to the big leagues…will he make a last-minute ‘push’ with Kim Ha-Sung?

Ji-Man Choi (San Diego Padres) is back in the big leagues.

The San Diego Padres activated Ji-Man Choi from the disabled list on Saturday (Nov. 16) and activated him for tonight’s game against the Oakland Athletics.

Choi was placed on the 10-day disabled list last month with a rib cage sprain. Since recovering from the injury, Choi has been playing rehab games with the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas since June 6.

In seven rehab games, Choi went 4-for-25 with four doubles, four walks and seven strikeouts.

Choi hasn’t been great since the beginning of the season. He started the season after being traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates, but missed the first half of the season with an Achilles tendon injury.

After returning to the field, he was hitting well before being traded to San Diego.

Injury struck again in San Diego as he tried to start over. A rib cage sprain effectively ended his second half.

In just 30 games this season, Choi posted a .179/.239/.440 slash line. He has six home runs. He has 11 RBIs.

Choi, who is eligible for free agency after this season, is expected to play the remaining 10 games. It will be interesting to see if he and Kim Ha-seong, who has been in a bit of a slump lately, can make a late-game push. 스포츠토토