Ha-Seong Kim (28, San Diego Padres)’s abdominal pain is prolonged. Even medical staff cannot determine the exact cause.
The American media outlet San Diego Union-Tribune reported on the 20th (Korean time), “Regarding Kim Ha-seong’s abdominal pain, coach Bob Melvin said it was not a muscle problem. However, the team’s medical staff also does not know the cause of the discomfort.”
Ha-seong Kim has not been named in the starting lineup for three consecutive games since the away game against Auckland on the 17th. Kim Ha-seong’s name could not be seen in the home game against Colorado on the 20th. Xander Bogaerts was in the first batting order, which was Ha-seong Kim’s place, and Matthew Batton was at second base.
Recently, Ha-seong Kim has been suffering from abdominal pain. Director Melvin explained through the media on the 18th, “We conducted an examination, and no unusual findings such as appendicitis were found.” He also said, “I’m not sure exactly what it was yet, but it doesn’t seem like anything serious. Maybe it was just pretending.” Then, on the 20th, he explained, “We excluded the possibility that there was a problem with the muscles.”
The media reported, “Although his condition has improved, the team’s medical staff does not know the cause of the stomach discomfort.” The fact that it is not a physical injury or appendicitis makes the case even more confusing. Director Melvin guessed, “It seems like the food may have caused the stomach upset, but I’m not sure.”
However, Ha-seong Kim’s absence is expected to end on this day. According to MLB.com, Manager Melvin said, “There is a possibility that he will return for the final game of the series against Colorado tomorrow (21st).”
In addition to the pain, Ha-seong Kim is showing signs of exhaustion in September. In an interview on the 14th, he said, “It’s a really, really long season. I’m grinding it out. So I’m trying to do everything I can to stay fresh, play at a high level, and help the team win.” “It’s my job to maintain it,” he said.
This is also revealed sexually. As of September, Ha-seong Kim has appeared in 13 games and is recording a batting average of 0.167 (9 hits in 54 at-bats), 6 RBI, 7 stolen bases, and an OPS of 0.417. There are no extra-base hits longer than doubles, and there are no notable stats except for walks (6) and stolen bases. The season batting average, which once rose to 0.290, also dropped to 0.265 as of the 19th.
Ha-seong Kim played tirelessly on defense throughout the season, playing second base and occasionally playing third base and shortstop. The 1,178 ⅓ innings of defensive innings he has played this year are close to his career high (1,209 ⅓ innings, 2015) during the KBO League. Following last year (1,263 ⅓ innings), he is showing off his fighting spirit for the second year in a row. He has also been primarily the number one hitter since the game against San Francisco on June 23rd. He plays as a center infielder, which puts a lot of physical pressure on him, and he even appears at bat a lot. In addition, due to Kim Ha-seong’s style of playing without sparing his body in defense and base running, it is inevitable that he will use up a lot of stamina.
Accordingly, San Diego gave Kim Ha-seong a break in the game on the 13th by excluding him from the starting lineup for the first time in 49 days. Previously, this was unusual in that players rarely had to rest even if they were injured while running a base or injured by kicking a water bottle in the dugout. However, even after that, the effect of rest did not appear.스포츠토토
Ha-seong Kim, who appeared in 143 games this year, has a batting average of 0.265, 17 home runs, 58 RBIs, 81 runs, 36 stolen bases, an on-base percentage of 0.356, a slugging percentage of 0.407, and an OPS of 0.763. Although his performance has declined compared to his better days, he still has top-tier value in the league. According to Baseball Reference, a baseball statistics website, WAR (Contribution to Wins Above Replacement) is 5.7, ranking 5th in the National League. FanGraphs also ranked 17th in the league with a rating of 4.4.