Ha-seong Kim “When playing as a third baseman, please call me ‘Kim Cha-do'”
Reporter Han Nam-jik = Kim Ha-seong (28, San Diego Padres) is expected to play mainly as a second baseman in 2023, and also stand as a third baseman and shortstop.
As San Diego recruited Sander Bohartz (31), the top shortstop in the major leagues of the American professional baseball league, Ha-seong Kim moved from the starting shortstop to the second baseman.
It may be regrettable, but Kim Ha-seong calmly accepted the position change. He also revealed his will to leap forward like Manny Machado (31), a “special third baseman,” by mixing a joke.
MLB.com San Diego reporter AJ Cassabel covered the San Diego Fan Fest held at Petco Park in San Diego, California on the 5th (Korean time), and then posted a story about his conversation with Kim Ha-sung on Twitter.
Ha-seong Kim said, “I was told that this season he would often play as second baseman. He would also play as third baseman, but I wish he would be called ‘Kim Cha-do’ when he was at third base.” 안전놀이터
Machado is one of the best third basemen in Major League Baseball.
In 2022, he was selected as an ‘All-MLB First Team Third Baseman’ with an All-Star personality.
Machado has shown off a deep friendship since 2021, when Ha-seong Kim entered the big league.
Kim Ha-seong expressed his gratitude to Macha-do whenever he had a chance. He recently revealed a bat with ‘KIMCHADO’ engraved on his social network service (SNS).
At the first meeting with San Diego fans in 2023, Kim Ha-seong revealed his friendship with Machado and expressed his desire to become a special infielder like Machado.
The player who received the most attention from the reporters at Penfest that day was Fernando Tatis Jr. (24), the former shortstop.
Tatis Jr. was suspended for 80 games after testing positive for clostevol, a performance-enhancing substance, in a doping test last year while he was in rehabilitation.
Last year, he was suspended for 60 games and was unable to play in 20 games at the beginning of this season.
“I know it will take a long time to regain trust. I want to get a chance to regain it,” Tatis Jr. said. “he said.