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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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  • Pirates' Ji Hwan Bae: Running progression next week

    Bae (hip) will begin a running progression next week, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Bae has been doing all other baseball activities, but the running progression will be key as he comes back from a left hip flexor injury. A stint on the injured list would appear assured for the 24-year-old, with a clearer timetable available once he ramps up his running.

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  • Pirates' Ji Hwan Bae: Will be re-evaluated this week

    Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday that Bae (hip) is currently limited to playing catch and taking part in advanced workouts in the weight room, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Bae -- who is working his way back from a left hip flexor injury -- will be re-evaluated later this week to see if he can up his activities. At this stage of spring training, Bae's availability for Opening Day is very much in question, but more on his status should be known by the end of the week.

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  • Pirates' Ji Hwan Bae: Battling hip issue

    Bae hasn't appeared in a spring training game since March 5 due to a hip injury, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Bae is expected to serve as a versatile bench bat due to his ability to play along both the infield and in the outfield. Manager Derek Shelton didn't provide any further detail regarding the injury or a timeline for Bae's return. If he's forced to miss any regular season action, Joshua Palacios (illness) and Nick Gonzales could earn a roster spot.

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  • Pirates' Ji Hwan Bae: Likely headed for bench role

    Bae is likely to begin the 2024 season as the Pirates' fourth outfielder, Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports.

    Bae started 92 games for the Pirates in 2023, 56 of which came at second base and 33 in center field. His results were subpar, as he measured out as a well below average defender at second base while posting just a 66 wRC+ across 371 plate appearances. As a result, he's likely to begin the new campaign in a reserve outfield role, with Nick Gonzales, Liover Peguero and Jared Triolo vying for at-bats at second base.

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  • Pirates' Ji Hwan Bae: Sitting Friday

    Bae isn't in the Pirates' lineup Friday against the Marlins, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Bae has gone 5-for-20 with four RBI and three runs scored across his last five games, and he'll get a breather to open Pittsburgh's final series of 2023. Jared Triolo will start at second base instead while Connor Joe gets the nod at first base.

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  • Pirates' Ji Hwan Bae: Absent from lineup

    Bae is not in the lineup for Wednesday's contest in Philadelphia.

    He'll take a seat as the Phillies send southpaw Ranger Suarez to the hill. Nick Gonzales will man second base for the Pirates, and Jack Suwinski will patrol center field.

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  • Pirates' Ji Hwan Bae: Not in Sunday's lineup

    Bae is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Bae went 4-for-11 with a double, a triple, a stolen base, four RBI and three runs while starting the previous three games, but he'll step out of the lineup Sunday. Jared Triolo will man the keystone in the series finale.

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  • Pirates' Ji Hwan Bae: Heads to bench Wednesday

    Bae is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cubs.

    Jared Triolo will start at second base and bat sixth as Jack Suwinski covers center field and hits fifth. Bae went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Tuesday's blowout loss to Chicago and is slashing just .236/.300/.314 across 343 total plate appearances this year for Pittsburgh.

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  • Pirates' Ji Hwan Bae: Out of Sunday's lineup

    Bae is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.

    Bae started the previous 12 games and will receive Sunday off after he posted a .217/.265/.326 slash line during that span. Liover Peguero will shift to the keystone while Alika Williams starts at shortstop against New York lefty Carlos Rodon.

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  • Pirates' Ji Hwan Bae: Takes seat versus lefty

    Bae is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

    Bae will be one of several left-handed hitting Pirates who will hit the bench Sunday while the Cardinals bring southpaw Zack Thompson to the hill. With Bae sitting out, Vinny Capra will draw a start at second base and Jack Suwinski will man center field.

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  • Pirates' Ji Hwan Bae: Locked into consistent role

    Bae went 1-for-5 with a stolen base Friday against the Cardinals.

    Bae has started all seven games against right-handed pitching since he returned from the injured list Aug. 18, and he's also started four of seven contests against southpaws. In that span, he's gone 10-for-41 with four RBI and five runs to go along with a pair of stolen bases. While unremarkable production, the Pirates appear invested in getting Bae regular at-bats, to the detriment of Liover Peguero.

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Player Bio

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