Kim Ha-sung missed the match against the Oakland Athletics in the 2023 Major League Baseball at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on the 18th (Korea Standard Time). The problem was abdominal pain.
Kim Ha-sung was unable to play due to abdominal pain and proceeded with the test. San Diego coach Bob Melvin said after the game, “Kim Ha-sung was tested. I didn’t find any problems like appendicitis. ”I’m not 100% sure what the problem is right now, but I’m thinking in a positive direction.”
Kim Ha-sung conducted a blood test ahead of the 2023 Major League Colorado Rockies match at Petco Park in San Diego, California, on the 19th. However, he was excluded from the starting lineup against Colorado due to the lack of results.
The San Diego Union Tribune, a U.S. media outlet, said, “San Diego’s medical staff have not been able to come up with measures for Kim Ha-sung’s abdominal pain problem.”
Kim Ha-sung said, “I don’t think it’s a big problem for our medical staff at the moment. However, it still feels similar to the last few days, he said. “We are waiting for the medical staff’s opinion. We will proceed after discussion. Unfortunately, I don’t feel very good right now,” he said.
Kim Ha-sung played in 143 games this season, marking 133 hits, 17 home runs, 58 RBIs, 81 runs, 36 steals, a batting average of 0.265 OPS 0.763. He has been playing well in offense and defense and is having his best season since his big league debut.
Kim Ha-sung was running to set a record of 20 home runs and 20 home runs and 40 steals, but he stopped for a while due to abdominal pain. If he hits three home runs and four steals in the remaining 11 games except for the match against Colorado on the same day, he will be the second Korean big leaguer to record 20-20 and set a milestone of 20-40 for the first time as an Asian player. Choo Shin-soo (SSG Landers) is the only Korean big leaguer to record 20-20.
Meanwhile, San Diego lined up Xander Bogartz (shortstop), Fernando Tatis Jr. (right fielder), Juan Soto (left fielder), Manny Machado (designated hitter), Luis Campusano (catcher), Garrett Cooper (first baseman), Matthew Batten (second baseman), Jose Asoka (center fielder) and Rosario (3rd baseman). The starting pitcher is Michael Waka.