A ‘special player’ aims to debut in the major leagues (MLB).
On the 24th (Korean time), the Pittsburgh Pirates called up Minor League Double-A infielder Drew Madge (34). Madge chose Madge as the card to fill the vacancy by placing infielder Brian Reynolds on his family leave list. Pittsburgh moved Choi Ji-man, who has a bad left Achilles tendon, to the 60-day disabled list (IL) for Madge’s spot on the 40-man roster.
Madge’s call-up draws attention because of his resume. Madge was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 15th round, 447th overall, in the 2010 draft. The motive for the nomination that year was Bryus Harper (Philadelphia Phillies) and Manny Machado (San Diego Padres). Mel Rojas Jr. (former KT Wiz, 2010 3rd round designation) is also a ‘motivation’ to wear the Pittsburgh uniform in the same year.
Madge roamed the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Guardians and Minnesota Twins without making his big league debut. After going through several teams, he wore the Pittsburgh uniform again in August 2022 as a ‘parent team’. However, the grades did not follow. Maggie’s triple-A batting average last season was 0.219 (21 hits in 96 at-bats), and his double-A batting average was 0.194 (6 hits in 31 at-bats) this season, which was worse. 안전놀이터
It may be difficult to get a call-up just by looking at the record, but the situation of the team in need of an infielder was exquisitely matched and he was called up to the big leagues. The MLB official website MLB.com, which delivered the news of Madge, introduced that ‘his first appearance will be a big league debut’ and ‘he will wear number 39 and has played 1155 games in the minor leagues for 13 seasons’. Madge was enrolled on the big league roster at Minnesota in September 2021, but he has experience not playing in a game. MLB.com shared the news of Madge and uploaded a video of him thrilled in the locker room.
On the other hand, Maggie’s career minor league performance was a batting average of 0.254 (978 hits in 3847 at-bats), 45 home runs and 354 RBIs. The combined OPS of on-base percentage (0.349) and slugging percentage (0.347) is 0.697. He has the experience of hitting double-digit home runs in Triple-A in 2019 (10) and 2021 (16).