This is a chance for Kim Ha-seong to become a legend as SD second baseman… Is abdominal pain of unknown cause holding you back?


This is an opportunity to make history as a second baseman in San Diego, but abdominal pain of unknown origin is holding him back.

Korean major leaguer Kim Ha-seong (28) of the San Diego Padres was absent again. Ha-seong Kim took a break during the 2023 Major League Baseball game against the Colorado Rockies held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA on the 19th (Korean time).

The reason is abdominal pain. Ha-seong Kim said in an interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune that day, “Currently, the club’s medical staff says it is not a big problem, but I have been feeling similar pain for several days. I am still waiting for the medical staff’s opinion. Unfortunately, I am not feeling well right now.”

Currently, Ha-seong Kim is awaiting official diagnosis results and is not on the injured list. Therefore, it is still difficult to determine the extent of Kim Ha-seong’s injury and when he will be able to play again.

The regular season is already nearing its end. San Diego has already played 151 games. There are only 11 games left.

This year, Ha-Seong Kim showed remarkable growth in his batting. Ha-seong Kim, who has a batting average of .265, an on-base percentage of .356, a slugging percentage of .407, and an OPS of .764, along with 17 home runs, 58 RBIs, and 36 stolen bases, needs just three more home runs to join the 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases club, and just four more stolen bases. He can be remembered as the second Asian major leaguer to steal 40 bases. To date, Ichiro Suzuki remains in history as the only Asian major leaguer to have a 40-steal season. Ichiro recorded more than 40 steals in five seasons during his active career.

It is also an opportunity to become a San Diego second baseman in history. Among all San Diego second basemen, no player has ever joined the 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases club.

Among all San Diego players, only 10 have joined the 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases club. Dave Winfield became the star of the first 20-20 Club in 1978 with 24 home runs and 21 stolen bases, and also recorded 20 home runs and 23 stolen bases in 1980.

Following Winfield, Joe Carter had 24 home runs and 22 stolen bases in 1990, Derek Bell had 21 home runs and 26 stolen bases in 1993, Steve Finley had 30 home runs and 22 stolen bases in 1996, Reggie Sanders had 26 home runs and 36 stolen bases in 1999, and Ryan Klesko had 26 home runs and 22 stolen bases in 1999. Following 26 home runs and 23 stolen bases in 2000, 30 home runs and 23 stolen bases in 2001, Mike Cameron had 22 home runs and 25 stolen bases in 2006, Will Venable had 22 home runs and 22 stolen bases in 2013, and Will Myers had 28 home runs and 28 stolen bases in 2016. Stealing bases, he recorded 30 home runs and 20 stolen bases in 2017, and Fernando Tatis Jr. achieved his second career record with 25 home runs and 27 stolen bases this year, following 42 home runs and 25 stolen bases in 2021.

None of these players played second base. Tatis Jr. converted to an outfielder this year, but played mainly as a shortstop in 2021.

Ha-Seong Kim is already mentioned as a candidate for the National League Gold Glove Award in the second baseman category due to his well-established defensive skills. Coincidentally, San Diego has not had a single second baseman win a Gold Glove since its founding.

The pitcher is Greg Maddux (2007), the catcher is Benito Santiago (1988, 1989, 1990), the first baseman is Adrian Gonzalez (2008, 2009), and the third basemen are Ken Caminiti (1995, 1996, 1997) and Chase Hee. Deley (2012), shortstop Aji Smith (1980, 1981), outfielder Winfield (1979, 1980), Tony Gwynn (1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991), Cameron (2006), Trent Grisham (2020, 2022) each received the honor of receiving an award, but the second baseman was the only one who had no relationship. This year, Kim Ha-seong has the opportunity to write a new history as a second baseman in San Diego.메이저사이트

Recently, on the official Major League Baseball website (, Ha-Seong Kim said, “Ha-Seong Kim may win the Gold Glove Award or Best Utility Player in the second base category. He mainly played as a second baseman, but he also performed outstandingly as a third baseman and shortstop.” He was introduced as a strong candidate for the Gold Glove.

Ha-seong Kim played in 99 games as a second baseman, 31 games as a third baseman, and 18 games as a shortstop this year. Since last year, the Major League has been awarding Gold Gloves to utility players who have shown the best defense. Last year, Brendan Donovan (St. Louis Cardinals) from the National League and DJ LeMahieu (New York Yankees) from the American League were honored with the inaugural award. If Ha-Seong Kim wins the Gold Glove as a utility player, this will also become new history for San Diego. Will Kim Ha-seong be able to shake off the sudden stomachache and finish the rest of the season normally?

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