SEOUL, South Korea (Yonhap) – Baseball player Choi Ji-Man, 32, who has been transferred to the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball, said goodbye to Pittsburgh Pirates fans.Choi wrote on his social networking service 스포츠토토존 (SNS) on Thursday (Tuesday), “Parting is always difficult. “I will never forget the love I received from the fans while playing in ittsburgh,” Choi wrote on his social media account.Choi’s time in Pittsburgh was very short-lived.On Nov. 11 of last year, with the season already over, Choi was traded to Pittsburgh from the Tampa Bay Rays.He made the opening day roster this year, but returned to the big leagues on July 8 after injuring his left Achilles tendon in April and missing nearly three months.Pittsburgh completed the trade on Feb. 2, sending veterans Ji-Man Choi and Rich Hill to San Diego for left-handed pitcher Zack Wolfe, outfielder Estuar Hsuero and first baseman Alfonso Rivas and three prospects.Choi played just 23 major league games in a Pittsburgh uniform. His numbers for Pittsburgh are 73-for-15 (.205) with six home runs and 11 RBIs.However, after returning from injury, Choi showed off his power and entertaind fans with his “sword dance” routine.”It doesn’t matter how long,” Choi said. I was loved by the best fans in the world during my stay in Pittsburgh.” “I would have liked to play longer in Pittsburgh, but baseball is a business. There are some things I can’t control. Again, I want to thank 스포츠토토존 the fans of Pittsburgh.”Farewells lead to new encounters.In San Diego, Choi formed a “Korean duo” with Kim Ha-seong, 27.Choi is on San Diego’s active roster (26 players) and is set to report for assignment.