Ji-man Choi (32) of the Pittsburgh Pirates lost in the Major League (MLB) Salary Adjustment Committee.
‘MLB.com’ said on the 18th (Korean time), 온라인바카라“The Salary Adjustment Committee sided with the Pittsburgh club. Choi Ji-man’s annual salary for this season was confirmed at $4.65 million (about 6 billion won).”
Choi Ji-man, who wore a Pittsburgh uniform due to a trade in November last year, showed a difference in salary with the team in the 2023 season. Choi Ji-man wanted an annual salary of 5.4 million dollars (about 7 billion won), and Pittsburgh offered 4.65 million dollars (about 6 billion won).
The two sides failed to reach an agreement, and eventually went to the Salary Adjustment Committee. The salary adjustment hearing panel reviewed Choi Ji-man’s 2022 season performance and injury history and accepted Pittsburgh’s offer. Choi Ji-man participated in 113 games last season and recorded a batting average of 0.233, 11 homers, 52 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.729.
Choi Ji-man has the experience of winning against the Tampa Bay Race, which was his team at the time, at the Salary Adjustment Committee in 2021. Choi Ji-man won the annual salary adjustment and received an expected annual salary of 2.45 million dollars (approximately 3.2 billion won). Tampa Bay’s offer was $1.85 million (2.4 billion won). However, there were no two victories.
Choi Ji-man had an awkward start with Pittsburgh before the season even started. Previously, Choi Ji-man could not wear the Taegeuk mark that he desperately wanted because of the Pittsburgh opposition.
Choi Ji-man received a final notice on the 6th that he could not compete as a Korean national team at the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC). Pittsburgh opposed Choi Ji-man’s participation in the WBC because of his elbow surgery history.
Choi Ji-man joined the team spring camp on the day the Salary Adjustment Committee results were announced. After the 2023 season ends, Choi Ji-man acquires free agent (FA) qualifications.