San Diego Padres second baseman Ha-seong Kim is looking forward to the return of teammate Fernando Tatis.
Ha-seong Kim said at a meeting with reporters ahead of the home game against the Milwaukee Brewers held at Petco Park in San Diego, California on the 15th (Korean time), “He is a very good player and colleague. He is looking forward to it,” he said, hoping for Tatis to return.
Tatis was sentenced to an 80-game suspension in August last year after being caught using a banned substance, Clestebol. He is scheduled to return from an away game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on the 21st.
been away for a long time Last year, he started the season on the injured list due to a wrist injury, and a disciplinary action was announced while he was playing a rehabilitation game. As a result, he had to blow the entire 2022 season.
He is returning to the team after a long time. Will there be any problems breathing with the existing players? Ha-seong Kim was optimistic, saying, “Because he is a good player, teamwork and things like that will not be a problem.”
In some ways, it may not be a welcome comeback. This is because the hiatus of last season was entirely due to his carelessness. The wrist injury was sustained in the aftermath of a motorcycle accident during the offseason. It took drugs here.
Even so, the reason I want him to return is because he is a colleague on the same boat, and above all, because he is a good player. Tatis has played in 273 games over three seasons in the major leagues, recording a batting average of 0.292, an on-base percentage of 0.369, and a slugging percentage of 0.596. He won the Silver Slugger twice and was voted an All-Star in 2021.
Ha-seong Kim said, “It will help to win if a good player joins as soon as possible,” and said that he hopes for his return.
Tatis is currently in rehab at Triple-A El Paso. Currently, in 6 games, he is recording 11 hits in 23 at-bats, 4 home runs and 11 RBIs, which is comparable to a video game. He hit three home runs the day before.
Regarding this, Ha-seong Kim said,안전놀이터 “I am not very surprised because he is a good player.”
There is something else to expect from Tatis. It is a role as a ‘mood maker’. Ha-seong Kim said, “I am a player with a lot of excitement, and I think it will have a big impact on reviving the atmosphere. Fans will be very welcome,” he said, expressing anticipation.
On the other hand, when Kim Ha-seong asked if he had any plans to upgrade his dancing skills to Tatis in commemoration of his return, he said, “It’s a different type from me. It is not something that I can win (in dancing skills) just by practicing,” he politely expressed his intention to refuse.