Another bad news happened to Kim Ha-seong (28), whose colon was lengthening due to abdominal pain whose exact cause was unknown. Her best friend Manny Machado (31) was put on the operating table to treat her elbow injury.
American media outlet Sports Illustrated (SI) said on the 19th (Korean time), “One of San Diego’s biggest stars has been sidelined for the past few months due to elbow problems, and surgery is expected to occur soon.”
The media said, “It was revealed that Machado decided to undergo surgery to expedite the healing process as quickly as possible, and many fans wondered why he refused to receive treatment sooner.”메이저놀이터
Machado’s injury was discovered before Kim Ha-seong’s. Pain has continued in that area for the past two years, and yet the season has been pushed through with the pain.
He was recently placed on the 10-day injured list and attempted to play again, but ultimately decided to go into surgery.
Machado also hit multiple home runs in a game against his home team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, on the 12th. However, SI said, “While this should feel good for Machado personally, health-related issues in his near future could take a toll on his production next season.”
Machado signed a huge 11-year contract worth $350 million (KRW 465.5 billion) with San Diego ahead of this season. He was a big enough contract to stake the team’s future, but injuries plagued him from the start.
In 132 games this season, he still showed a high contribution with a batting average of 0.250, 28 home runs, 84 RBI, and OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.767, but compared to last year, when he took second place in the National League (NL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) voting, the difference is small. It clearly appeared.
Ha-seong Kim is also suffering from a recent injury. Since advancing to the big leagues, he has entered his third year without a major injury, and this season he has made strides in hitting, which was considered a weakness, and has established himself as one of San Diego’s indispensable players.
However, in his last 30 games, his batting average was poor at 0.200 (24-for-120) and his OPS was 0.551. It was the aftermath of running without stopping during the first half of the year, and Ha-seong Kim also recently said in an interview with the local media ‘San Diego Union Tribune’, “The season is really, really long. I’m working on my body,” and “I’ll stay fresh and play at a high level.” “I’m trying to do everything I can to help the team win. I feel like maintaining my stamina is my job,” he said, implying that he was physically depleted.
Ha-Seong Kim (28, San Diego Padres) was absent for two days in a row due to unexplained abdominal pain. Although he avoided being placed on the injured list, it is expected that it will take a few more days for him to return as the San Diego team’s medical team is unable to properly determine the cause.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reported on the 19th (Korean time), “The San Diego team’s medical team is still unable to address Kim Ha-sung’s abdominal problem. Xander Bogaerts is scheduled to take Kim Ha-sung’s leadoff position.”
Kim Ha-seong also expressed his feelings, saying, “According to the medical staff, it is not a big problem. I have been feeling the same way for several days. I am still waiting for the medical staff’s decision,” and added, “It is unfortunate that something like this happened at this time and I feel bad.”
In addition, a bone fragment was discovered in Darvish’s elbow, and key bullpen Joe Musgrove is also absent due to pain in his right shoulder.
Advancement to fall baseball this season is unlikely. The problem is that doubts are growing about whether next season will be able to start with full strength.