Park Hyo-jun, seeking to re-enter the big league, had 3 hits and 2 RBIs in an exhibition game

Auckland Korean batter Park Hyo-jun

Park Hyo-jun (27, Oakland Athletics), who is seeking to re-enter the big leagues, hit 3 hits, the most in one game, in an exhibition game in the Major League Baseball (MLB).

Park Hyo-jun, who signed a minor league contract with Oakland and is participating in MLB exhibition games as an invited player, batted 9th and 3rd in the visiting game against the Colorado Rockies held at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA on the 17th (Korean time). He started as a baseman and played well with 3 hits in 4 at-bats, 2 RBIs, and 1 run.

Park Hyo-jun, who appeared as the leadoff hitter in the third inning, hit a 140 km/h slider from opposing left-handed starter Kyle Freeland and made a hit to the right field.

He retired with a strikeout in the 5th inning, but in the 7th inning, he targeted left-handed bullpen Jaylen Biggs’ 152 km/h fastball and hit a heavy hit, recording multiple hits (more than 2 hits in a game) early on.

In the 8th inning, with one out and 2nd and 3rd bases on base, he hit right-hander Justin Lawrence’s 154 km/h sinker for a two-run double that flew toward left field.

Hyojun Park also scored by hitting home on Drew Swift’s infield hit.

Park Hyo-jun, who hit three hits for the first time in an exhibition game, raised his batting average from 0.375 to 0.429 (12 hits in 28 at-bats).

Auckland won 11-9 thanks to Park Hyo-jun’s performance. 섯다

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