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2024 Batting

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Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .208 0 2 .477 2

Top Ji-Hwan Bae News

  • Pirates' Ji Hwan Bae: Activated and optioned

    The Pirates activated Bae (wrist) from the 10-day injured list Monday and optioned him to Triple-A Indianapolis, Andrew Destin of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Bae has recovered from the sprained right wrist that sent him to the IL earlier this month, but the Pirates have elected to keep him at Indianapolis, where he had been on a rehab assignment. He's gone 5-for-24 at the plate this season for the Pirates and has missed time with hip and wrist problems. Pittsburgh will proceed with a platoon of Jack Suwinski and Michael Taylor in center field.

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  • Pirates' Ji Hwan Bae: Ready for rehab assignment

    Bae (wrist) will join Triple-A Indianapolis to begin a rehab assignment Thursday, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.

    The outfielder has been sidelined since early June with a sprained right wrist. Given his short absence, Bae shouldn't need extensive time in the minors to get ramped up before being activated. While Bae has been sidelined, the Pirates have been leaning on a combination of Jack Suwinski and Michael Taylor in center field.

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  • Pirates' Ji Hwan Bae: Nearing rehab assignment

    Bae (wrist) participated in live batting practice Monday, MLB.com reports.

    Bae has also resumed defensive work. Manager Derek Shelton indicated that Bae is close to beginning a rehab assignment, meaning he should be activated from the injured list prior to the end of June, barring any setbacks.

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  • Pirates' Ji Hwan Bae: Out multiple weeks

    Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Friday that Bae (wrist) won't grip a bat for 10 to 14 days, MLB.com reports.

    Bae landed on the injured list Tuesday with a right wrist sprain and won't be ready to return after the minimum 10 days. His ongoing absence should allow Jack Suwinski to hold down the strong side of a platoon in center field for the foreseeable future.

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  • Pirates' Ji Hwan Bae: Lands on injured list

    Bae was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a sprained right wrist, Alex Stumpf of MLB.comreports.

    Bae presumably suffered the injury during Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, during which he went 1-for-5 with a strikeout. It's unclear how long the 24-year-old will be sidelined, but he'll be eligible to rejoin the active roster June 13. Jack Suwinski was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis in a corresponding move and should see regular playing time going forward, especially since outfielder Michael Taylor was also placed on the paternity list Tuesday.

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  • Pirates' Ji Hwan Bae: Getting breather against LHP

    Bae isn't in the Pirates' lineup for Saturday's game against Toronto, Andrew Destin of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Left-hander Yusei Kikuchi will toe the slab Saturday for the Jays, meaning the lefty-hitting Bae will retreat to the bench. Michael Taylor will fill the open spot in center field while batting ninth.

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  • Pirates' Ji Hwan Bae: Sitting against lefty

    Bae is out of the lineup for the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader with the Tigers.

    The lefty-hitting Bae will give way to the right-handed-hitting Michael Taylor in center field while the Tigers send southpaw Tarik Skubal to the bump for the first game of the day. Bae should be back in the starting nine for the second game, when right-hander Keider Montero will start for Detroit.

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  • Pirates' Ji Hwan Bae: Not in starting nine

    Bae is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Tigers.

    Bae has been sharing center field with Michael Taylor since being called up, with Taylor getting most of the work against left-handed pitching and Bae taking on right-handers. With southpaw Tarik Skubal on the mound Tuesday, Taylor will start and bat ninth.

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  • Pirates' Ji Hwan Bae: Out against lefty

    Bae is out of the lineup Sunday against Atlanta.

    The lefty-hitting Bae will retreat to the bench against southpaw Chris Sale as the Pirates look for a series sweep against Atlanta. Michael Taylor will start at center field and bat eighth, but Bae appears to have moved into the strong side of a platoon with the veteran.

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  • Pirates' Ji Hwan Bae: Takes seat against LHP

    Bae is out of the lineup for Friday's game against Atlanta, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.

    Bae will defer to Michael Taylor in center field Friday with lefty Ray Kerr on the mound for Atlanta. The duo have worked in a platoon since Bae's promotion Tuesday, with Bae landing on the strong side.

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  • Pirates' Ji Hwan Bae: May poach playing time from Taylor

    Bae will start in center field and bat ninth in Thursday's game against the Giants, Andrew Destin of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Bae will stick in the starting nine for the second time in three games and may end up getting a look in the strong side of a platoon in center field with the right-handed-hitting Michael Taylor, who is on the bench Thursday and has been withheld from the lineup in four straight matchups versus righties. After being called up from Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Bae impressed in his 2024 big-league debut later that night, going 1-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base, two runs and an RBI.

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  • Pirates' Ji Hwan Bae: Swipes bag in 2024 debut

    Bae went 1-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI on Tuesday against the Giants.

    Bae began the season on the injured list and was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis upon his activation in mid-April. He started in center field Tuesday and hit ninth, bumping Michael Taylor to the bench. It's unclear how the Pirates will divide playing time in the outfield, though Rowdy Tellez could be the primary player to lose playing time with Connor Joe shifting his primary position from right field to first base.

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  • Pirates' Ji Hwan Bae: Recall made official

    The Pirates recalled Bae from Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday.

    Bae began the season on the injured list with a hip issue and was optioned once healthy. He's earned a promotion following a terrific run at Indianapolis, though, during which he sported a .367/.479/.551 batting line with four home runs and seven stolen bases over 27 games. Bae is capable at a handful of positions but is mostly a second baseman and center fielder. He could see semi-regular duty.

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  • Pirates' Ji Hwan Bae: Set to be recalled

    Bae will be recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis prior to the Pirates' game against the Giants on Tuesday, Noah Hiles of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    There's no word yet on what the corresponding roster move will be. Bae has slashed .367/.479/.551 with four home runs and seven stolen bases over 27 games with Indianapolis this season. The 24-year-old has played center field, second base and left field with Indianapolis and should bounce around to multiple positions in Pittsburgh.

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  • Pirates' Ji Hwan Bae: Activated and optioned

    Bae (hip) was activated from the 10-day injured list by the Pirates on Sunday and optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis, Noah Hiles of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Bae is done with his rehab from a left hip flexor injury, but the Pirates have elected to keep him at Indianapolis rather than add him to the major-league roster. He should be back to fill a utility role with the big club eventually.

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  • Pirates' Ji Hwan Bae: Rehab shifts to Triple-A

    Bae (hip) had his rehab assignment transferred to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, MLB.com reports.

    Bae began a rehab assignment Sunday and appeared in only one game with Single-A Bradenton before moving to Indianapolis. That suggests he's nearing a return, though an exact timeline for his 2024 debut remains unclear.

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  • Pirates' Ji Hwan Bae: Begins rehab assignment

    Bae (hip) began a rehab assignment with Low-A Bradenton on Sunday.

    Bae had a single, a double and an RBI in three plate appearances. The utility player is working his way back from a left hip flexor injury and should eventually move to a higher Pirates minor-league affiliate as he continues his rehab assignment. Bae should be back with the Pirates by mid-April.

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  • Pirates' Ji Hwan Bae: Placed on 10-day IL

    The Pirates placed Bae on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a left hip flexor strain.

    Bae is coming along in his recovery, having progressed to full baseball activities, but he simply ran out of time to be ready for Opening Day. The Pirates are thus hopeful that Bae's stay on the IL will be a brief one. Once healthy, he's pegged for a utility role.

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  • Pirates' Ji Hwan Bae: Able to do full activities

    Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Monday that Bae (hip) is now able to go through full baseball activities, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Bae looks to be fully recovered from the left hip flexor injury which has plagued him since early March. He will begin the season on the injured list as he continues ramping things back up, but the utility player shouldn't be out long.

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  • Pirates' Ji Hwan Bae: Opening season on IL

    Bae (hip) will begin the season on the 10-day injured list, Alex Stumpf of MLB.com reports.

    Bae has dealt with a left hip flexor injury for the last few weeks and is just beginning his running progression this week. It's not clear how long his stint on the IL might last. He's likely in line for a utility role once healthy.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 185 lbs
Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea
Age: 24
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: L, R