Park Hyo-joon excluded from invitation list for Atlanta spring camp

Starting this season in the minor leagues

Park Hyo-joon (27), who plays in American professional baseball, is starting this season in the major leagues. 

The Atlanta Braves, to which Park Hyo-jun belongs, unveiled a list of 26 invited players participating in the 2023 spring camp on the 2nd. Among the 11 pitchers, 4 catchers, 6 infielders, and 5 outfielders, Park Hyo-joon was not included. At the Atlanta spring camp, a total of 66 people will train, including 40 players included in the big league roster and 26 invited players. 스포츠토토

Park Hyo-joon, who did not even get a chance to train in the big leagues, is expected to have difficulties starting this season in the big leagues because he was evaluated outside of his power. Park Hyo-joon succeeded in being promoted to the MLB in 2021, and appeared in 23 big league games with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2022, posting a batting average of 0.216, 3 homers, and 14 RBIs, and seemed to be recognized for his potential.

However, on November 23 last year, Park Hyo-joon received a DFA notice from Pittsburgh and transferred to the Boston Red Sox. Boston also received a DFA notice on December 14 last year, and Atlanta moved its nest three days later, but even Atlanta gave a DFA notice to Park Hyo-joon on December 29 last year. 

Since then, when no team wanted Hyo-Jun Park, Hyo-Jun Park signed a minor league contract on the 6th of last month, moving to Gwinnett Strippers, a Triple-A team affiliated with Atlanta. With no invitation to spring camp, Hyo-Jun Park is expected to start his season in the minor leagues.

Park Hyo-jun, whose position has narrowed, recently failed to qualify for the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team.