Yang Hyun-jong and Park Hyo-joon’s demotion and call-up mixed feelings of joy and sorrow.
The years are hearted. The joys and sorrows of fellow MLB players were mixed. Veteran pitcher Yang Hyun-jong (33, Texas Rangers) headed back to the minor league, while rookie Park Hyo-joon (25, Pittsburgh Pirates) took another chance in the big league.
“Yang Hyun-jong will return to Triple-A Round Rock,” Texas said on the 1st (Korea time). Instead of calling up catcher Jonah Heim, who was on the list of injuries related to the new coronavirus infection (Corona 19), Yang Hyun-jong was removed from the 26-member roster.
Yang Hyun-jong succeeded in re-entering the big league on the 25th of last month. He was relegated to the minor league in early June because he couldn’t make an eye-catching start rotation at the beginning of the season, but stepped on the dream stage again in 78 days. He also pitched in relief against the Houston Astros on the 29th and had no runs in two innings. His career performance in the big league has increased expectations again as he pitched well in the big league while losing three games and an ERA of 5.23.
However, he was demoted even before he had a chance to take the mound for the 10th time. It is also expected to wait a long time for a call-up. The club signed a minor league contract with right-handed veteran Chase Anderson. Japanese pitcher Kohei Arihara, who underwent shoulder surgery in May, is also preparing to return.
Rookie Park Hyo-joon is back in the big league in eight days. Pittsburgh announced, “I called Park Hyo-joon on the list of injured infielder Michael Chavis, who complained of right elbow pain.” Although Park Hyo-joon seems to have been called up due to injuries, it can be interpreted that Park Hyo-joon is the number one target for the call-up.
Park Hyo-joon, who wore a Pittsburgh uniform as a trade on July 27, celebrated his big league debut with a strong sense of hitting. He was demoted to the Indianapolis Indians in the minor league on the 24th of last month after suffering a slump after a chill in his batting sense. The record he set while readjusting in the minor league is 0.250 batting average (three hits in 12 at-bats) and five walks with three walks. Although he did not achieve overwhelming results, he joined the first group again in recognition of his young age and potential for growth.