‘ML 92 home run → Asian stage bitterness’ Boer from LG announces active retirement
Reporter Sangjin Oh = Justin Boer (35), a foreign hitter who played for the LG Twins, announced his retirement from active play.
On the 11th (Korean time), Boer announced his intention to retire through his Twitter, saying, “All players know that it is time to end their careers. Today is such a day for me. Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the years.”
Bohr, who was drafted by the Chicago Cubs with the 770th overall pick in the 25th round of the 2009 draft, made his big league debut in 2014 with the Miami Marlins. Boer, who showed potential with 23 homers, 73 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.800 in 2015, recorded career highs in 2017 with a batting average of 0.289, 25 homers, 83 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.902. However, his performance went downhill after that, and he transferred to the Philadelphia Phillies (2018) and the Los Angeles Angels (2019). Since then, Boer, who has not stepped on the big league stage anymore, has recorded a batting average of 0.253, 92 homers, 303 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.794 in 559 major league games. 스포츠토토
Boer, who joined the Hanshin Tigers of the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) in 2020, proved his power with 17 home runs, but failed to renew the contract due to low batting average and lack of solver skills. Boer, who returned to the United States, was active in the minor league Triple A team under the San Francisco Giants, and signed with LG in June 2021 as a replacement for Roberto Ramos and advanced to the KBO league.
However, Boer left his name in the dark history of LG foreign batters. Boer, who played in only 32 games, was only disappointed with a batting average of 0.170 (17 hits in 100 at-bats), 3 homers, 17 RBIs, 7 runs, and an OPS of 0.545. Boer, who showed problems in defense as well as lack of offense, was eventually treated as a non-powered player by LG and quietly left Korea.
Boer later joined the Mexican league team Diablos Rojos del Mexico to try to make a comeback, but there was no further turnaround.
Bohr, who is currently pursuing a degree at George Mason University, left room for him to return to the baseball world, saying, “I look forward to having the opportunity to repay baseball someday.”