The value of Kim Ha-seong is further highlighted by Macha-do’s injury.
The reason Ha-seong Kim of the San Diego Padres in the US Major League is attracting attention is that he is a ‘multiplayer’ who can play all positions in the infield. San Diego, where I met an unexpected reef, is fortunate to have Kim Ha-sung.안전놀이터
San Diego lost Manny Machado, the team’s main hitter and starting third baseman. San Diego manager Bob Melvin announced that Machado was placed on the 10-day injured list ahead of a home game against the Boston Red Sox on the 20th (hereafter Korean time).
The reason is a fracture of the left hand. In the past nine years, it was Machado, which had never been on the injured list even once, but eventually collapsed on the sand dune.
Machado was hit by a sand ball in his left hand in a game against the Kansas City Royals on the 16th. He thought it was just a bruise, but a detailed examination revealed a problem with his palm bones.
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Ahead of this season, if the built-in third baseman, who signed an 11-year contract extension for an astronomical amount of 350 million dollars (approximately 465 billion won), suddenly leaves, it will inevitably cause great difficulties in managing the team. But San Diego is not worried. Because Kim Ha-seong is there. Kim Ha-seong already played as a third baseman in the game against Kansas City that followed after Machado was hit by a sand dune. And with Machado’s departure official, it is expected that he will continue to work as a third baseman for the time being.
Ha-seong Kim’s main position is shortstop. His incredible performance last season earned him a Golden Glove nomination. However, Ha-seong Kim moved to second base as shortstop Xander Bogarts joined as a free agent. In fact, no matter how good he is on defense, if the position keeps changing in a short period of time, the player may have problems adapting. However, since Kim Ha-seong plays a 100% role in defense no matter where he is placed, coach Melvin was able to create a position without worry.
Kim Ha-seong started as the second and third baseman in the match against Boston that day and added a hit. In the first at-bat in the first inning with no runners out, Kim Ha-seong pushed the ball from opponent starter James Paxton and connected it with a right-handed hit. On the 18th, against Kansas City, 2 hits, 2 walks, and 4 on bases continued the upward trend.
In defense, he showed a stable appearance by neatly handling Rob Lefsnyder’s batted ball in the 7th inning.
Kim Ha-seong maintained his batting average for the season at 23.5, and the team lost 1-6 and fell into a swamp of three consecutive losses.