There is no real risk to New York Yankees on taking that hot bat from Korean Hoy Jun Park, especially since the club may need some roster reinforcements in no time. It is not known if Park’s call is specifically related to the COVID situation, as Park’s Triple-A numbers were already a solid case for a promotion.
An international signing in July 2014, Park offers added value to the Yankees beyond his bat. Park has 116 stolen bases (out of 152 chances) in the minors, and he has shown some defensive versatility, primarily as second baseman and shortstop during his six professional seasons:
Park has also hosted a handful of games as third baseman, left fielder and center fielder. This could indicate an opportunity for Park to impersonate Rougned Odor or Tyler Wade for reserve service in the infield, if he gets a glimpse on the major league roster.
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Park is 1.85 meters tall and weighs 79 kilos. He was born on April 7, 1996 in Seoul, South Korea, making him 25 years old. Hit the left-handed side and pitch right. This year he finally made his Triple-A debut and was called up to the team’s taxi squad today, against the Boston Red Sox.
If this call is made official, Today Jun Park becomes the fourth Korean-born player to play for NYY. Chan-Ho Park, Ji-man Choi, and Rob Refsnyder are others.