Kim Ha-sung is the only shortstop who can trust his acting skills
Fernando Tatis Jr. (23, San Diego Padres), a “big shortstop” who won the National League home run king last year, has been postponed again.
San Diego coach Bob Melvin said in a meeting with reporters ahead of the home game against the New York Mets at Petco Park on the 9th (Korea Standard Time), “Tatis Jr.’s wrist CT test has been postponed until early next week.”
Tatis Jr. was originally scheduled to undergo a CT scan of his fractured wrist within this week. Two days ago, Tatis Jr. expected to catch the bat, saying, “I will take a CT test and train as soon as the results are good.”
However, the schedule has been postponed to next week. As a result, Tatis Jr.’s return was delayed by another week. After breaking his left wrist in a motorcycle accident in December last year, he was expected to be rehabilitated for three months, but has not been able to return so far after six months.
Basic defensive training such as catchers and throwing pitches is in good condition, but batting training has not even begun. The San Diego club is also cautious because it is a wrist area that requires strength when swinging with a bat. We are not in a hurry and are constantly checking until we recover perfectly.
Tatis Jr., who signed a 14-year, $340 million contract with San Diego in February last year, is a shortstop representing the league. He missed 32 games last year due to a dislocated shoulder, but he batted .282 with 42 home runs, 97 RBIs and 25 steals in 130 games. Along with the National League home run king, he ranked third in MVP voting.
However, the gap has been prolonged since the unexpected motorcycle accident last winter. In the meantime, Kim Ha-sung, the main shortstop for San Diego, is doing better than Tatis Jr. in defense, but it is not easy to fill the gap in batting 토토추천
As Tatis Jr.’s return is delayed further, Kim Ha-sung has to endure a little more. Prospect C.J. Abrams competed with Kim Ha-sung in the shortstop position at the beginning of the season, but he has gone down to the minor leagues a month after the opening to gain practical experience. San Diego, which has no alternative to shortstop other than Kim Ha-sung, has no choice but to trust him.
Kim Ha-sung, whose batting pace has fallen due to three hits in 29 at-bats, one RBI, one walk, and eight strikeouts in the last seven games, also saw his batting average fall to .25 (35 hits in 171 at-bats). Tatis Jr. is in desperate need of a rebound in batting. Attention is focusing on whether Kim Ha-sung, who will start as the eighth batter shortstop against the Mets on the 9th, will be able to break his silence.