Ryu Hyun-jin’s best friend Uribe’s son resembles his father who joined
The son of Juan Uribe (44), who was loved by domestic baseball fans as a close friend of Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays), joined the Chicago White Sox in the U.S. professional baseball league.
The Chicago Sun Times, a U.S. local media outlet, said on the 17th (Korea Standard Time), “The White Sox signed an international amateur contract with Juan Uribe Jr. (16), the son of Juan Uribe, for a down payment of $200,000 (about 248 million won).”
Marco Paddy, head of Chicago White Sox’s international scout team, said, “Uribe Jr. is a player with a short and concise swing,” adding, “I think he has a good batting ability because he resembles his father.”
In addition, he added, “I can see shortstop and second baseman defense now, and it’s up to me to decide which position to take in the future.”
“Father” Uribe, an infielder from the Dominican Republic, made his big league debut with the Colorado Rockies in 2001 and played for the White Sox from 2004 to 2008.
He also played as a starting shortstop in 2005 and helped the White Sox win the World Series.
From 2011 to mid-2015, he played as a starting third baseman for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Uribe, who has a pleasant personality, played a role as a mood maker at the time and drew attention for his unrelenting appearance, such as playing pranks with Ryu Hyun-jin.
Uribe retired after playing 73 games for the Cleveland Guardians in 2016 and currently operates a baseball training facility in Nizao, Dominican Republic 토토사이트
On this day, Uribe Jr. revealed his joining ceremony on his social media. Uribe attended the joining ceremony with his wife and congratulated his son.