Kim Ha-seong (28, San Diego Padres) heads to the United States to prepare for the new season.
On the 26th, Acpec Corporation, which is in charge of Kim Ha-sung’s agent and management, said, “Kim Ha-sung will depart through Incheon International Airport on the 27th.”
Ha-seong Kim proved his worth by playing as the starting shortstop last year, his second season in San Diego. 스포츠토토
While Fernando Tatis Jr. left before the opening due to a wrist injury, he recorded a batting average of 0.251, 12 home runs, 59 RBIs and 12 stolen bases in 150 games to fill the gap left by Tatis Jr. Showing off his stable defense ability, he was also nominated for a Gold Glove.
After the season, Kim Ha-seong, who returned to Korea and took a break from strengthening training, spent the holidays with his family. Having strengthened his body and mind, he is now on his way home to prepare for his third season in the big leagues.
The prospects for the 2023 season are not all bright.
San Diego signed shortstop Zander Bogarts last month. With the joining of Bogatz, Kim Ha-seong is more likely to move to second baseman this year.
San Diego general manager AJ Preller also mentioned Ha-seong Kim as a trade card.
This spring camp has become even more important to Kim Ha-seong, who needs to be recognized for his skills through competition once again.
In addition, the World Baseball Classic (WBC), which will be held in March, is also ahead.
San Diego has set an internal policy for its fielders participating in the WBC to go to the national team after training at the team spring camp from the 16th of next month to early March.
According to this, Kim Ha-seong is expected to join the Korean baseball team from the national team training and practice game in Osaka, Japan in early March.
Kim Ha-seong promised through the Ace Pec Corporation, “I will prepare hard in the US and show a better image in the upcoming new season.”