All-purpose infielder Kim Ha-seong and bullpen pitcher Ko Woo-seok return to Korea as members of the MLB San Diego Padres’ regular season opening game roster.
In an article on the 11th (Korean time) predicting the 26-member roster for San Diego’s opening game this year,
MLB.com mentioned Kim Ha-seong and Ko Woo-seok as one of the infielders and bullpen pitchers who will appear in the first game of the regular season. 바카라사이트
Ha-Seong Kim, who won the National League Utility Gold Glove last year and established himself as an irreplaceable defender for the team,
was mentioned as one of eight infielders
who will support the team along with teammates such as Sander Boharz, Jake Cronenworth, and Manny Machado.
MLB.com predicted that Ko Woo-seok, who is making his big league debut wearing a San Diego uniform,
will face the opening game as a member of the eight bullpen pitchers along with members of the sure-to-win pitching team such as Yuki Matsui and Robert Suarez.
Ha-seong Kim signed a 4+1 year contract with San Diego in 2021 worth $28 million guaranteed, up to $39 million.
This year is the final year of the guaranteed contract, and Kim Ha-seong can receive a $2 million buyout option from San Diego after the season and enter the free agent (FA) market,
or extend his contract with San Diego for one year and receive an annual salary of $8 million next year.
More weight is placed on Kim Ha-seong’s free agency declaration,
which allows him to sign a multi-year contract with a large sum of money,
rather than remaining in San Diego.
There is a possibility that Machado, who underwent elbow surgery,
will play only as a designated hitter this season,
so we will have to watch the spring camp and exhibition games to see how Kim Ha-seong’s position will be arranged.
On the 4th of last month, Go Woo-seok signed a 2+1 year contract with San Diego for up to $9.4 million.
MLB.com predicted that Suarez and Matsui would compete for the vacant position of closer Josh Hader,
who moved to the Houston Astros as a free agent.
As Go Woo-seok left for the United States on the 8th,
he said, “I am a pitcher who has just begun his challenge to the big leagues.
“I know I am lacking,” he said, emphasizing, “Rather than being conscious of the race to finish,
I am only thinking about making the opening roster and finishing the season healthy.”
MLB.com reported that San Diego has left-handed pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin,
who does not yet have a team.
It was reported that the bullpen composition of the opening day roster may change,
considering that there is still interest in recruiting other starting pitchers, including 36).
San Diego will begin pitcher and catcher training on the 12th at the Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria, Arizona.
The first training for the entire team will be held on the 17th,
and an exhibition game will open against the Los Angeles Dodgers on the 23rd. 파워볼사이트
San Diego and the Dodgers will hold the historic regular season opener ‘MLB Seoul’ at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on March 20-21.