The Milwaukee Brewers have kept first baseman Ji-Man Choi in Colorado Springs for most of the season, and there is a report that he wants out.
He has been called up in anticipation of the Milwaukee Brewers series with American League teams. With the DH available, Ji-Man Choi becomes more valuable to the Crew. However, with that news came a tweet from Sung Min Kim that the first baseman has requested a trade.
Choi started the year with Milwaukee for game one. He hit a clutch double in his first game. Overall in the majors this year, Choi has 15 at bats with a .267 batting average. Though most of his time has been spent in Triple A.
Choi In Triple A
It has been a great year for the 27 year old thus far. Choi is hitting over .300 with five homeruns and 23 RBIs. That is par for the course over his career in the minors. However, he shows a career line of .190 in the majors. His role with the Brewers is to be depth when injuries occur, and come up when a DH opportunity presents itself.
Adam McCalvy claims that the trade request did not happen, or he has not been informed of it. Though it would be understandable if it were true. The Milwaukee Brewers have proved to be a lot deeper at first base since the season started, and Eric Thames has been hurt.
Thames has been cleared to hit, so first base will be getting even deeper soon. Once he comes back, it will probably take another injury for Choi to find his way into back on to the 25 man roster. Without much of an immediate future, he might want to find one.
Should The Milwaukee Brewers Trade Choi?
They might not get much for him, but they can try. If he is truly unhappy, then it might be something to look into. On the flip side, with the rate of injury for the Milwaukee Brewers this season, the depth is a great asset to have as we get closer to the postseason.
The Future With Choi
He agreed to a minor league deal before the season, so if he does not see a future in Milwaukee he can move on at the end of the year. As for this season, he will likely remain in a similar role. Though that will lessen with the return of Thames. It is a tough spot to be in.
There is little doubt that Choi could help the Milwaukee Brewers if they need him. However, there are just simply better options. It is unlikely that he will be traded, so he will remain in Colorado Springs for most of the season.