The exact cause of the abdominal pain that caused San Diego Padres Kim Ha-seong to miss the away game against the Oakland Athletics on the 18th (Korean time) is not yet known.
Ha-Seong Kim was originally named in the starting lineup for the Oakland game held at Ring Central Coliseum in Oakland, California, USA. However, 3 hours before the game started, Kim Ha-seong’s name was suddenly excluded from the lineup.
Before the game, San Diego coach Bob Melvin told local reporters that it was due to ‘abdominal pain.’ Ha-Seong Kim underwent a medical examination immediately.
After the game, news of a medical examination was announced. The San Diego team said, “Ha-seong Kim, who missed the game today due to abdominal pain, did not appear to have appendicitis. Other tests are also necessary.” Coach Melvin said, “He said his stomach hurt, but his condition didn’t get better even after the game.”
MLB.com reported, ‘After undergoing multiple examinations, it was determined that it was not a serious disease such as appendicitis, but team doctors are continuing to work to find the name of Kim Ha-seong’s disease.’ Appendicitis is commonly cited as the cause of abdominal pain, but since it was found that it is not the cause, a more detailed examination appears to be necessary.
According to Coach Melvin, Kim Ha-seong’s stomach pain that started the night before got worse when he arrived at the baseball stadium that day. Ha-seong Kim was scheduled to play third base that day, but Agi Rosario was used instead. Additionally, first baseman Juricks Profar was in charge of Kim Ha-seong’s batting order as leadoff.
Currently, the possibility of Kim Ha-seong being placed on the injured list (IL) cannot be ruled out at all. Ha-seong Kim, who debuted in the Major League in 2021, has not yet been listed on the IL.
San Diego, whose postseason has been virtually thwarted, is in the mood to wind down the season. Recently, infielder Matt Carpenter, starting pitcher Yu Darvish, infielder Jake Cronenworth, catcher Gary Sanchez, and right-hander Tim Hill were placed on the IL. They have no plans to return. This is because players who are even slightly ill do not need to exercise excessively. The same approach can be used for Kim Ha-seong. On this day, San Diego used as many as 5 backups and rookies among the 9 starting batting lineup.스포츠토토
Coach Melvin recently gave an interview in which he expressed concern about Kim Ha-seong’s injury risk. When Kim Ha-seong was absent from the game against the LA Dodgers on the 13th, he said, “I used to worry that something would happen every time Kim Ha-seong rolled around on the ground. He is not physically strong, but he plays hard with great passion and sincerity. That’s why I’m worried.”
San Diego, which defeated Oakland 10-1 that day and recorded its first four consecutive wins this season, now has 12 games remaining. They return home on the 19th to play a six-game series against the Colorado Rockies and St. Louis Cardinals, and then begin the season with a six-game away game against the San Francisco Giants and Chicago White Sox starting on the 26th.
Kim Ha-seong, who emerged as a starting infielder last year and appeared in 150 games, played in 143 games this season. He has already exceeded the required number of plate appearances, and has set career highs in almost all offensive categories, including batting average (0.265), hits (133), home runs (17), runs (81), stolen bases (36), walks (70), and OPS (0.764). I took a picture.
He is the first Asian player to hit 20 home runs, have 30 stolen bases, and is three home runs away, but he has no reason to be greedy.