Pittsburgh’s best, MLB salary adjustment loss this season’s annual salary of $ 4.65 million
Choi Ji-man (Pittsburgh Pirates) lost in the Major League Baseball (MLB) Salary Adjustment Committee (hereafter referred to as Adjustment Committee). 메이저놀이터 MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, announced on the 18th (Korean time) that “The Mediation Committee supported the position of the Pittsburgh club.”
As a result, Choi Ji-man will receive 4.65 million dollars (about 6 billion won) in annual salary this season. He moved to Pittsvig from the Tampa Bay Rays through a trade in November last year (2022).
The Pittsburgh club offered Choi Ji-man an annual salary of $4.65 million. However, Choi Ji-man hoped for 5.4 million dollars (about 7.02 billion won). Opinions on both sides were not narrowed down, and eventually the ball passed to the mediator.
MLB.com said, “(The Adjustment Committee) made a decision after reviewing Choi Ji-man’s record and injury history.” Last season, Choi Ji-man had a batting average of .233, 11 home runs, and 52 RBIs. He returned home after completing his season schedule and underwent surgery to remove a bone fragment in his right elbow.
After that, he went through rehabilitation training and left for the United States to prepare for the new season. Choi Ji-man had previously received the salary he desired on the rowing table.
Two years ago, he went to the mediation committee with the Tampa Bay club. The Tampa Bay team offered 1.85 million dollars at the time, and Choi Ji-man wanted 2.45 million dollars. The mediation committee raised Choi Ji-man’s hand. But he was different from Ivan.
Choi Ji-man joined the Pittsburgh spring camp that day. Previously, Choi Ji-man was listed on the entry for the Korean baseball team to participate in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC), but the Pittsburgh club objected to participating in the WBC.
The baseball team selected Choi Ji-hoon (SSG Landers) instead of Choi Ji-man. Meanwhile, Choi Ji-man will be eligible for a free agent (FA) after the end of this season.