Ha-seong Kim (San Diego Padres) is unlikely to return to shortstop.안전놀이터
Xander Bogarts is a ‘precious body’ brought to San Diego for $280 million in 11 years. It was enough to send Kim Ha-seong, who played an active role as the starting shortstop last season, to the second baseman with a single stroke. San Diego’s “original” shortstop, Fernando Tatis Jr., was kicked out of the field.
Barring any change, Bogarts is expected to be San Diego’s shortstop this season.
However, it is certain that Kim Ha-sung and Tatis Jr. will aim to return as shortstops.
As a result, Bogatz also felt a sense of crisis and strengthened his will to become a shortstop master.
According to SI.com, Bogatz recently said, “There are players who are doing pretty well at every position, including mine. So I have to close it down and not let anyone come.” It means that he will never lose his position as shortstop to Kim Ha-seong or Tatis Jr.
If Kim Ha-seong, who was pushed out as second baseman, doesn’t wake up, his second baseman position could be in danger, let alone return to shortstop.
If anything, he could give up the second base spot to starting second baseman Jake Cronenworth. It is known that Cronenworth will play first base.