Professional sports are a tough business.
In the 2018 season opener, Ji-Man Choi scored the game-winning run for the Milwaukee Brewers in the 12th inning against the San Diego Padres.
In what turned out to be his last at-bat with the Brewers, Choi knocked one out of the park Saturday in Philadelphia for a grand slam.
Choi made the most of his opportunities in Milwaukee, but he’s moving on to Tampa Bay, as the Brewers traded him for infielder Brad Miller. As pointed out by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, this move coincides with the return of Eric Thames who recently underwent thumb surgery.
The return of Thames will put Counsell back in the position he was in at the outset of the season, getting playing time for three players at two spots, left field and first base: Ryan Braun, Jesús Aguilar and Thames. In Thames’ absence, Aguilar has flourished as the regular first baseman, batting .290 with 11 homers, 37 RBI and .905 OPS for the season.
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