American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB) San Diego Padres infielder Kim Ha-seong (27) departs for the United States on the 27th and starts preparing for the team spring camp.
On the 26th, Ha-sung Kim’s management, Ace Peck Corporation, said, “Ha-sung Kim has been concentrating on reinforcement training in Korea, and spent the Lunar New Year holidays with his family to get his body and mind together.” scheduled,” he said.
Kim Ha-seong played an active role as the starting shortstop in San Diego last season, replacing Fernando Tatis Jr., who left due to injury and drug use.
He appeared in 150 games and had a batting average of 0.251, 11 home runs, and 59 RBIs, and boasted the league’s best defensive skills and was a finalist for the Gold Glove in the National League shortstop category.
However, Kim Ha-sung’s prospects for the new season are not so bright.
This is because Tatis Jr. is returning for the 2023 season, and San Diego has recruited Sander Bohartz, the league’s top shortstop.
San Diego general manager AJ Preller recently mentioned the possibility of Kim Ha-sung trading to the local media.
Ha-seong Kim hasn’t been traded yet, but he looks set to compete fiercely in team spring camp.메이저사이트
Kim Ha-seong is in an environment where it is difficult to focus solely on competition within the team.
It is difficult to digest the MLB demonstration game normally as it plans to participate as a member of the Korean national team in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) to be held next month.
Ha-seong Kim plans to join the San Diego spring camp held at the Peoria Sports Complex in Arizona, USA after completing personal training after arriving in the United States.
San Diego recently notified its players of the spring training schedule, and fielders participating in the WBC must join the team by February 16 local time.
As San Diego made it mandatory for players to participate in spring camp training, Kim Ha-seong is unlikely to be able to participate in the WBC team’s off-season training scheduled to be held in Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Kim Ha-seong is expected to join the national team in Osaka, Japan on March 4 after training with the team in San Diego.
Ha-seong Kim plans to reveal his plans for this spring camp and his determination for the new season prior to his departure on the 27th.