‘Minner 13th year’ Maggie’s ‘stop break’… Will my big league debut dream come true?
Did you say ‘a heart that is not broken’? A late player who spent 13 years in the minor leagues achieved his dream of being promoted to the big leagues. Now, his debut is also in front of his eyes.
On the 24th (Korean time), 안전놀이터 the Pittsburgh Pirates promoted Drew Maggie, who was playing in the minor leagues, while registering Choi Ji-man, who suffered an Achilles tendon injury, on the 60-day disabled list (IL).
Maggie was drafted by Pittsburgh in the 15th round of the 2010 draft, but has yet to play in the big leagues. When he was with the Minnesota Twins in 2021, he was promoted once, but failed to appear in the game and went down to Triple-A again after 2 games.
However, Maggie is a veteran who has played 1,154 games in the minor leagues alone. He has gone through all of the prenatal battles. Even so, it is because of the ambiguous performance that the big league opportunity rarely came.
His career batting average was only 0.254 and he only hit 46 home runs in his career while he played in 1154 games. He was named an East League All-Star in 2014 with a .280 batting average while playing for Double-A Altoona, but overall he fell short of making it to the big leagues.
Still, Maggie didn’t give up. “It all started at PNC Park,” he said. “The past 13 years have been really hard. There have been many ups and downs and injuries. Still, being at PNC Park makes me feel good.” “He expressed the feeling of being promoted to the big leagues.
It’s unknown if Maggie will make appearances as she enters the plate in the big leagues. First of all, in the home game against the Cincinnati Reds, which was held on this day, they did not get a chance to play because of a tight match. However, if he does not go down to the minor league again after two games, as he did two years ago, the opportunity to play as a pinch hitter is open. Maggie’s challenge begins now.