‘Kim Ha-sung’s best friend’ Macha also injured his hand… What would happen if he traded ‘Awesome Kim’, 3rd baseman sortie right away against Boston
San Diego Padres’ undisputed third baseman Manny Machado (31) was placed on the injured list (IL).
The San Diego Union Tribune, a local media in San Diego, USA, announced on the 20th (Korean time) that Machado was on the IL due to a fracture of the metacarpal bone of his left hand.
Machado, who was called the ‘Steel King’ for his thorough self-management, was hit by a pitch against the Kansas City Royals on the 16th and took a break after 8 years from 2014 on the IL.
After the 2018 season먹튀검증, Machado signed a 10-year, $300 million (398.5 billion won) contract with San Diego. He is a player who has consistently participated in the game since then and has been ‘worth the money’.
With Machado missing, Kim Ha-sung’s role is expected to grow. This is Kim Ha-seong, who was rumored to be trading with Boston and Miami, where the shortstop position was vacant ahead of this season. He was even mentioned as a trade card during the season.
Kim Ha-seong (left), who kept third base the most after Machado in Pittsburgh. /AFPBBNews=News1
However, San Diego would have been in big trouble if they had traded Kim Ha-seong. San Diego played 44 games this season, and Machado started 38 of them at third base. Only 2 games as designated hitter. It was Kim Ha-seong who kept third base in the remaining six games.
It is said that if it is not Kim Ha-seong, there is no other player who can fill Macha-do’s vacancy. Kim Ha-seong, who mainly played second base this season, shows a sense of stability at third base as well. Although he has one error, he made two double plays and recently played third base and made an admirable run.
If Ha-seong Kim plays as third baseman, the second baseman position is highly likely to go to Lougned Odor. Odore started as a second baseman in 6 games, the second most after Kim Ha-seong (32 games) this season.
Immediately on the 20th at 10:40 am in the Boston Red Sox game held at Petco Park in San Diego, USA, Kim Ha-seong will start as a third baseman and second batter. On this day, Jake Cronenworth will play as second baseman and sixth batter.