Kim Ha-seong, the possibility of trade disappeared….Boston recruits shortstop Mondesi
The rumor of Kim Ha-seong (28, San Diego Padres) trading with the Boston Red Sox ended up being nothing. This is because the Boston Red Sox have acquired a new shortstop.
Boston carried out a one-on-one trade with the Kansas City Royals on the 25th (hereafter Korean time). Instead of bringing Kansas City shortstop Adalbert Mondesi (28), left-handed pitcher Josh Taylor (30) was sent.
Mondesi’s father is the son of Raul Mondesi, who played with Park Chan-ho for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1990s. Since his debut in Kansas City in 2016, expectations have been high since his rookie days as a top-notch prospect candidate who has both karate and karate. His potential seemed to explode in 2019 as he batted .263 with 10 homers, 62 RBIs and 43 stolen bases in 102 games. 슬롯사이트
But after that, frequent injuries caught up with Mondesi. In the seven seasons he played in the big leagues, only once did he play more than 75 games in a season. Last year, he played only the first 15 games and was out of the season after undergoing surgery for a cruciate ligament rupture in his left knee. In 2021, he only played in 35 games due to rib and hamstring injuries. In his 7 seasons, the total number of appearances was only 358.
However, if there are no injuries, expectations for Mondesi’s ability are still high. Especially in the major leagues, his base size will increase from 15 square inches to 18 square inches starting this year. As the distance between bases has shortened, runners are expected to try stealing bases more actively.
When Mondesi wears a Boston uniform, he will likely split second base and shortstop alongside multiplayer Enrique Hernandez. In the field, Hernandez, who has returned from center fielder as an infielder, is expected to take charge of shortstop while Mondesi takes second base.
Boston has been attracting attention as Kim Ha-sung’s new destination. Zander Bogarts, who served as the starting shortstop until last season, left the team after signing a free agent contract with the San Diego Padres, leaving a hole in the shortstop position. 슬롯사이트
Boston seriously considered signing Kim Ha-seong, who has excellent defense. San Diego, which wants to reinforce its pitching staff, also started trade negotiations. However, negotiations failed to reach an agreement, and Boston recruited Mondesi as an alternative.
As Kim Ha-seong was unable to go to Boston, the possibility of starting the 2023 season as San Diego’s main second baseman increased.