San Diego Padres’ Kim Ha-seong (28) has been injured after being hit by a foul ball while batting.
Kim started at third base in the seventh inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., on 26 June.
In the top of the second inning, Kim batted first and hit a 93.8-mph (151.0-kilometre) sinker from Washington starter Jake Irvin. The pitch, which was fouled off, struck Kim directly in the left knee and he went down immediately after being hit. The pain continued as time passed, and Kim was eventually helped off the field and replaced by Brandon Dixon, who finished the game.
“After being hit by a foul ball, Kim fell to the ground in excruciating pain,” MLB.com reported. He had to be assisted off the field by two team trainers. The team did not immediately provide an update on his condition.”토토사이트
“It’s been a rough couple of weeks for the San Diego infield,” MLB.com noted, “with Manny Machado suffering a fractured left hand 10 days ago. He has begun throwing skills, but is still on the disabled list. Ha Sung Kim has been playing third base since Machado’s departure,” explaining San Diego’s recent injury woes.
“If Machado doesn’t return, San Diego will have to call up a new infielder,” MLB.com reported. Manager Bob Melvin said it’s unlikely Machado will be back in time,” suggesting that Kim’s injury could be prolonged. He went on to say that San Diego could call up Matthew Batten, Jose Iglesias, Tim Lopez, and Alfonso Rivas if Kim is unable to play immediately.