Orioles sign Korean first baseman Ji-Man Choi
As relayed by Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun, the Orioles have reached agreement on a minor league contract with first baseman Ji-Man Choi. The deal includes an invitation to spring training, where the 24-year-old will try to land an Opening Day roster spot.
If he makes the team, he’ll be in line for $650,000. There are also performance-based incentives that could push all the way to $1 million.
Choi got popped for PEDs in 2014 and suffered a broken leg last spring, but he’s 100 percent now and boasts a .302/.404/.481 career batting line in the minors. He represented the Mariners at the 2013 All-Star Futures Game in New York.