The Boston Red Sox’s infield lineup was in an emergency. The atmosphere is likely to put the rumored Kim Ha-seong (28, San Diego Padres) into action.
Boston announced on the 11th (Korean time) that infielder Trevor Story has undergone right elbow ligament surgery.
Locally, 바카라 the absence period for the story is considered to be 4-6 months. Even if he recovers quickly, it is difficult to travel in the first half.
Story signed a six-year, $140 million contract with Boston ahead of last season. In the first year of his transfer, he played second base, batting .238 with 16 home runs and 66 RBIs in 94 games.
In Boston, the hole left by the departure of the story became even bigger.
Boston has already lost Zander Bogaerts, the league’s top shortstop, to San Diego in free agency this offseason. With Bogarts’ transfer, Story was likely to return to shortstop, but injuries hampered it.
Although they recruited free agent infielder Justin Turner, Turner’s main position is at third base. The shortstop problem still remains unresolved.
For now, it is likely that Boston will recruit a shortstop from outside during the rest of the offseason.
Chaim Bloom, Boston’s president, said in a video interview with the local media that day, “We will recruit free agents or trade them.”
Locally, there are reports that Boston is showing interest in Kim Ha-sung. Boston is also the team that competed to recruit Kim Ha-seong when he was trying to advance to the big leagues at the end of 2020.
Last month, NBC Sports reported that “Boston is showing interest in Kim Ha-seong, who came out for trade,” and “the key is to match the appropriate card.”
San Diego has plenty of infield resources right now. The signing of Bogarts secured the starting shortstop, and there is Manny Machado at third base. In addition, Fernando Tatis Jr., who missed last year due to injury, is also a shortstop.
Originally, San Diego had strong discussions about moving Kim Ha-seong to second baseman, Jake Cronenworth, who played second baseman last year, to first baseman, and moving Tatis Jr. to an outfielder. However, if the starting pitcher can be reinforced through Kim Ha-seong, the overall power can be stronger. 바카라
From Boston’s point of view, Kim Ha-seong is a ‘suitable fit’. He can play second baseman, shortstop, and even third baseman, and he also contributed to the team’s advance to the postseason by filling the gap left by Tatis Jr.’s injury last year.
Meanwhile, there is still a possibility that Boston will recruit a shortstop from the free agent market. Currently, Andrelton Simmons, Elvis Andrews, and Jose Iglesias remain.