SD transfer student Choi Ji-man, starting with Ha-seong Kim in the Los Angeles Dodgers game
Choi Ji-man (32), who recently moved to the San Diego Padres through a trade, will start with Kim Ha-seong in the Los Angeles Dodgers match.메이저놀이터
Choi Ji-man will start as the designated hitter in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) home game against the Dodgers held at Petco Park in San Diego, California on the 5th (Korean time).
Kim Ha-seong, who has already established himself as a starting pitcher in San Diego, is named as the first hitter and second baseman.
This is the second time that Korean fielders start together on one MLB team.
On April 3, when Choi Ji-man belonged to the Pittsburgh Pirates, Bae Ji-hwan and Cincinnati Reds stepped on the ground.
Since then, the two players have played together in a total of five games, but all were injured and the record was cut.
Then, recently, Choi Ji-man was traded to Kim Ha-sung’s team, San Diego, making the second case of starting with a Korean beast.
Choi Ji-man returned after two months of rehabilitation due to an Achilles tendon injury in mid-April, and is recovering in good shape with a batting average of 0.268 and 4 homers OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.930 in July.
Kim Ha-seong also stands out this season with a batting average of 0.284, 15 homers, 41 RBIs, 60 points, 22 stolen bases, and an OPS of 0.838, so synergy between the two players is expected.
Meanwhile, Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish will be on the starting mound for San Diego on this day. As a result, only three Asian players were able to step on the ground together in one team.