Ha-seong Kim avoided the injured list… “I feel a little better, a good sign” Starting lineup excluded

 Kim Ha-seong (28, San Diego), who had raised concerns due to sudden abdominal pain, avoided the worst situation of being placed on the injured list. However, he is not yet in 100% condition and has been excluded from the starting list. What specifically the problem is has not yet been revealed.토토사이트

San Diego announced its starting lineup ahead of the first game of the series against Colorado, scheduled to be held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, on the 19th (Korean time). Ha-seong Kim is now accustomed to being looked for at the top of the starting list, but like the day before, his name was nowhere to be found this day. For San Diego, on this day, Xander Bogaerts will play leadoff shortstop, and Matthew Batton will start at second base.

However, San Diego had no roster changes ahead of today’s game, meaning Ha-Seong Kim was not placed on the injured list. San Diego coach Bob Melvin also said to reporters who asked Ha-sung Kim’s condition before the game, “It is true that he is feeling a little better, and that is a good sign.” However, he added, “I’m not 100% sure of his status yet,” explaining why he was excluded from the starting lineup.

According to Coach Melvin, Ha-seong Kim is still feeling some discomfort in his abdomen and is working to completely relieve the pain. However, he has not yet received an official diagnosis, leaving him wondering. First of all, it appears to be an internal organ problem rather than a muscle problem, but it leaves open many possibilities, from simple stomach upset to more serious problems.

Ha-seong Kim, who showed his best performance as San Diego’s leadoff and core infielder this season, played fine until the game against Oakland held at the Oakland Coliseum in California on the 17th. On this day, he not only recorded one hit and one walk, but also showed off a fantastic glove toss in the 9th inning with one out and one on first base with a 5-2 lead, garnering a lot of praise from the local community.

However, it was reported that abdominal pain began in the evening after the game ended, and the symptoms worsened while traveling ahead of the game against Auckland on the 18th, so he immediately went to the hospital. Coach Melvin said ahead of the game on the 18th, “Ha-seong Kim has a little stomach pain. He felt quite uncomfortable in the clubhouse. We won’t know exactly what it is until the doctor examines him,” and “I’m not sure yet if it’s a muscle or an internal organ.” did.

Even after the big win against Auckland on the 18th, “He had an examination (of his abdomen) and they (the medical staff) didn’t see any problems in him, like appendicitis or anything like that,” he said. “I still think it’s good, but I’m not 100% sure what it is now.” “I’m not sure. But I think we’re out of the woods. It could be something that was eaten. We’re not sure yet.”

Ha-seong Kim is flying high in ball, field, and main, recording a batting average of 0.265, 17 home runs, 58 RBI, 81 points, 36 stolen bases, and OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.763 in 143 games this season. He only needs to add three more home runs in the remaining schedule to join the 20 home run-20 stolen base club, the second Korean player to do so after Choo Shin-soo and the first Asian infielder to do so. If he adds three more home runs and four stolen bases, he could also join the first 20-40 club in Asian history.

When you need to play at least one more game to achieve this goal, you can’t be happy about a sudden stomachache. In addition, Ha-seong Kim is also challenging for the Gold Glove award in the National League second baseman or utility player category this season. When it comes to Gold Gloves, the subjective judgments of field officials are important, but the defensive records on which those judgments are based are also important. Currently, Ha-Seong Kim is engaged in a fierce race with his competitors. The opportunity to earn these numbers is precious too, but the chances of him not being able to play in two consecutive games have increased.

If an official diagnosis is delayed, additional tests are needed, or abdominal pain does not completely subside, the absence may take a little longer. This is because it is difficult for players with physical disabilities to participate in the game. San Diego, which is already certain to be eliminated from the postseason, has no reason to force Ha-Seong Kim to play. Even if the abdominal pain is completely resolved tomorrow, getting your body back in shape is a daunting task.

Meanwhile, Manny Machado, San Diego’s key player and starting third baseman, officially announced that he will undergo elbow surgery after this season. Machado’s batting performance was inconsistent this year due to elbow pain, and he eventually decided to wrap it up and move on for the future. Recently, there have been many cases of him appearing as a designated hitter.

Machado added that he will continue to play until San Diego’s chances of advancing to the postseason are mathematically completely eliminated. He said it will take about 6 to 7 months to recover from the surgery and that he is optimistic about playing in the opening game next year.

There was also good news for San Diego. Juan Soto, who showed his best performance last week alone by hitting four home runs, was selected as the National League Player of the Week. Soto showed off his firepower with a batting average of 0.458, 4 home runs, 13 RBI, and an OPS of 1.500 in 6 games last week.

Soto, whose performance did not meet expectations until the beginning of the season, has been improving his numbers since the middle of the season and is showing off the qualities of a top major league player. In addition to recovering his .400 on-base percentage, his OPS also recovered above .900, hitting 0.907. Soto will become a free agent (FA) after the 2024 season. It is expected that San Diego will face many concerns regarding Soto’s future after this season.

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