Fri. Sep 29th, 2023

Will San Diego Padres Kim Ha-seong end the season due to injury just as he is on the verge of achieving several records? He was not named in the starting lineup again.

San Diego will face the 2023 Major League Baseball Colorado Rockies at home at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA, on the 20th (Korean time). However, even on this day, Kim Ha-seong’s name could not be found in the starting lineup.

Ha-seong Kim, who signed a 4+1 year contract worth up to $39 million (approximately 51.8 billion won) with San Diego prior to the 2021 season and entered the major league stage, was having the best year of the year. In his first season of debut, he struggled to adapt to the fast balls of big league pitchers and was unable to properly display his offensive ability, which was his biggest strength during the KBO League.

In his first year of debut, in 117 games, he had 54 hits, 8 home runs, 34 RBIs, 6 stolen bases, a batting average of 0.202, and an OPS of 0.622, but it did not take him long to adapt to the big leagues. Ha-seong Kim showed growth the following year with 130 hits, 11 home runs, 59 RBIs, 12 stolen bases, a batting average of 0.251, and an OPS of 0.708, and this season, he is taking a leap forward even further.

In 143 games this year, Ha-seong Kim has 133 hits, 17 home runs, 58 RBIs, 81 runs, 36 stolen bases, and a batting average of 0.265 and an OPS of 0.763. Although his performance is lower than when his batting skills were at their peak, Ha-seong Kim’s numbers are still in the top tier among San Diego players. It can be seen that he is having a good year.

However, Ha-seong Kim has been unable to be included in the starting lineup since the match against the Oakland Athletics on the 17th. The reason is because of injury. During the course of the game, he did not encounter any situations that could have led to injury. However, before the game on the 18th, he complained of pain in his abdomen, and has not been able to play in the game, let alone in the starting lineup.

Currently, there is no detailed information about whether Kim Ha-seong’s abdominal pain is muscle pain or a problem with the digestive system. He underwent a hospital examination, but there is no clear reason whether San Diego is not disclosing the cause of the injury or whether the cause of the pain has not been found yet, and he has been excluded from the starting list for three consecutive games to this day.

On the 18th, coach Bob Melvin said after the game, “Ha-seong Kim underwent a checkup, and the medical staff did not find any problems such as appendicitis. I’m not 100% sure what the problem is, but I’m thinking in a positive direction.” “I’m not sure when I’ll be able to return,” he said. And he said he would even conduct a blood 

First of all, it is clear that the condition is not good. Ha-seong Kim was replaced during the game against the Washington Nationals in May after complaining of extreme pain after being struck in the knee by a foul ball he hit. However, he returned to the starting lineup after resting for just one game, and in July. He had to undergo a hospital examination because he kicked a container containing a drink, but he quickly returned to the starting lineup. However, this injury appears to be a bit serious.

According to the San Diego Union Tribune, Ha-seong Kim said on the 19th, “I am still waiting for the medical team’s opinion. I am feeling similar to the past few days. Unfortunately, I am not feeling very well at this point.” It is true that Kim Ha-seong’s latest injury seems a little unusual, considering that he has not had more than one game off even when his physical condition has not been perfect.토토사이트

‘Inside the Padres’, the San Diego fan page of ‘Sports Illustrated’ in the US, said, “Ha-Sung Kim was one of the most stable players in San Diego this year. He remained faithful to his role despite the team’s difficulties,” and added, “Ha-Sung Kim will soon recover. “I hope he can get back on the field. He wants to continue his commitment to San Diego.”

If the abdominal pain does not improve as it is now, he will be the first Asian major league infielder to have 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases, as well as the first Asian player to have 20 home runs and 40 stolen bases, and the first Asian player to steal 40 bases since the ‘legend’ Ichiro Suzuki. It is highly likely that achievement will have to be postponed to a later date.

San Diego has only 11 games left until the end of the regular season, with the game scheduled for the 20th. The US’ Loto-Valor also reported, “There is a high possibility that Kim Ha-seong will be added to the injured list.” As of now, everything is unclear, but it remains to be seen whether Kim Ha-seong, who is enjoying his best season, can return to the field just before the end of the season and achieve some kind of success. It is a very disappointing season to end the season with a sideline due to injury.

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