Park Hyo-joon (27, Atlanta Braves), who is aiming to re-enter the major leagues, chose two walks in an exhibition game.
On the 26th (Korean time),안전놀이터Park Hyo-joon started as a 9th batter and second baseman against the Minnesota Twins in the 2023 Major League Baseball exhibition game held at Cool Today Park in Northport, Florida, USA, recording no hits and 2 walks in 2 at bats.
Park Hyo-joon’s performance in the demonstration game fell slightly to a batting average of 0.273 (3 hits in 11 at-bats).
On this day, Atlanta faced Minnesota with a split squad in which teams were divided into games. Park Hyo-jun remained at home and faced Minnesota.
Park Hyo-joon, who was withdrawn from second inning with two outs on second and third base, got a walk to opponent starter Aaron Sanchez in the second at-bat in the fourth inning as the leading hitter. Follow-up Ronald Acuna Jr. hit a left-handed home run and Park Hyo-joon stepped on the home run.
In the 6th inning, with no one on first base, he turned to the right fielder with a floating ball. Park Hyo-joon got another walk as the lead batter in the 8th inning. This time, he failed to hit home due to a follow-up hit.
On defense, he failed to catch Donovan Solano’s batted ball in the top of the first inning, leaving one error.