The attack doesn’t work out, but my body hurts. San Diego’s key hitter, Manny Machado (31), has a problem with his left hand. He also has the possibility of taking one injured person. San Diego, whose attack is silenced, watches Chui anxiously.
Machado was hit in the left hand by a ball in the second inning against Kansas City on the 16th (Korean time). With 2 out and bases loaded in the 2nd inning, he fell out of the hand of opposing starter Brad Keller’s breaking ball and headed towards the batter’s body, but could not avoid it and injured his left hand. Machado could not progress further and was substituted 4 times.
There were no major abnormalities in the X-ray examination at the time. However, Machado missed the 17th and the 18th as well. “I suffered a small fracture in my left hand,” San Diego manager Bob Melvin explained to reporters when asked. It was not a major fracture, but as a result of further examination, it was confirmed that there were minor fractures in some parts.
“I don’t think there will be a need for an injured list,” said Melvin. However, there is a prospect that it may be difficult to just watch it as there is a problem with the bone anyway. It is not yet clear how much longer Machado, who has already
카지노사이트 been away for two days, will be absent. If his condition doesn’t improve, there’s a chance he’ll end up on the injured list.
For Machado, 2023 is an ordeal. Machado, who had the right to opt-out this season (resigning the remainder of his contract and declaring free agency status), ultimately chose to stay with San Diego. San Diego added five more years to his existing contract, giving Machado an 11-year total of $350 million. This contract runs until 2033.
It was worth it. After moving to San Diego in 2019, Machado served as the team’s steadfast third baseman, center hitter, and clubhouse leader. For the past two years, he has played in 303 games with a batting average of 0.288, 60 home runs, 208 runs batted in, and an OPS of 0.867. Last year, he immediately finished second in the National League Most Valuable Player (MVP) voting. He was an irreplaceable player.
▲ Kim Ha-seong is expected to take over as third base during Machado’s injury period.
The background of San Diego’s offer of another long-term contract to Machado is based on the perception that ‘the body is healthy’. It was seen that aging would come relatively late. In fact, Machado is one of the iron men representing the league. He went to 153 games in 2021 and 150 last year as well. However, he suffered an unexpected injury this year even though his performance was not good.
Machado was in a slump with a .231 batting average, 5 home runs, 19 RBIs and a .654 OPS in his first 40 games of the season. He had a 16% lower than league average OPS. He even suffered a hand fracture at the time when he was in an urgent need of a rebound, leaving a feeling of discomfort in his future prospects.
Meanwhile, with Machado’s injury, Kim Ha-seong is expected to take over as third base. Kim Ha-seong can play both second and third base as well as shortstop. In the game against Kansas City on the 18th, he replaced Machado as the starting third baseman. If Machado’s injury is prolonged, there is a possibility that he will sit in this position altogether.