Special third baseman Manny Machado (31. San Diego Padres) was put on the injured list for the first time in nine years. Ha-seong Kim (28) fills that gap.
San Diego placed Machado on the 10-day injured list (IL) on the 20th (hereinafter Korean time). Machado was substituted after being hit in the left hand by opposing pitcher Brad Keller’s ball in the second inning against the Kansas City Royals on the 16th. 스포츠토토
X-rays showed no major abnormalities, but a close examination revealed a microfracture on the side of his left palm. He eventually goes on the injured list and is put to rest. It has been nine years since August 2014, when he underwent surgery on his right knee while at the Baltimore Orioles and was out of season.
According to MLB.com, Machado has yet to resume baseball activity. He is in a state of pain even wearing gloves. “Broken bones are the worst,” Machado said. “I think going on the injured list was the best decision for the team and for me. I hope he gets well sooner.”
Machado is looking forward to his return from an expedition against the New York Yankees on the 27th. The earliest available date of return. However, San Diego manager Bob Melvin said, “It depends on how quickly Machado recovers. He said, “It’s the lower part of the hand, but it’s where a lot of power goes.” He hopes to come back in 100% condition,” he said.
Machado, who signed a huge 11-year, $350 million contract with San Diego ahead of this season, is sluggish with a batting average of .231 (36 hits in 156 at-bats), 5 homers, 19 RBIs and an OPS of .654 in 40 games. It’s going to be the worst season ever with his injury overlapping.
Kim Ha-seong enters the third base hot corner seat without Machado. Kim Ha-seong, who moved from second base to third base from the 5th inning against Kansas City on the 16th when Machado was injured, started as a third baseman for the last three games until the Boston Red Sox match on the 20th.
Kim Ha-seong, as a third baseman in the major leagues, defended a total of 55 games (41 starts) and 397 innings, showing a sense of stability with one error. Despite Machado’s sudden injury, San Diego took a breather thanks to Kim Ha-seong, who can cover all positions in the infield.