There is a prospect that San Diego Padres infielder Kim Ha-seong (28) will be traded for Boston Red Sox limited left-handed pitcher Chris Sale (34).
On the 9th (Korean time), the US’ Bleacher Report raised the possibility of exchanging Kim Ha-sung and Sale, predicting the destination of the players who will be traded in the remaining major league offseason.
Sale has only appeared in 11 games over the past three years due to elbow, rib, finger and wrist injuries. Last year, after two games of his return, he had the misfortune of breaking his finger after being hit by an assault ball, and even fractured his wrist in a bicycle accident during his rehabilitation. Although he was eligible to become a free agent by opting out after the season, he chose to remain in Boston by maintaining a two-year contract with $55 million remaining.
Although there are concerns about injuries, Sale 토토사이트 is a top-class pitcher with 323 games (1678 innings) in 12 seasons, 114 wins, 75 losses, an average ERA of 3.03 and 2,064 strikeouts, and there are still trade inquiries from other teams. Bleacher Report pointed out the possibility of a trade between San Diego and Boston, saying, “I don’t know which team contacted me, but I know that San Diego should be one of them.”
“San Diego has to deal with a weak starting rotation after Yu Darvish, Joe Musgrove and Blake Snell. A pitcher sale with the best strikeout (11.1) and strikeout/walk (5.3) ratios per 9 innings pitched will be a good opportunity, he recommended.
San Diego also acquired free agent shortstop Xander Bogarts for 280 million dollars in 11 years, leaving Ha-seong Kim’s position unclear. He prepares to be second baseman for the new season, but it is redundant power. San Diego is also open to the possibility of trading Kim Ha-sung and center fielder Trent Grisham. Boston, who needs a shortstop that lost Bogarts, could be a good partner.
Bleacher Report said, ‘Whether Ha-seong Kim or Grisham would fit in Boston. As the shortstop hole is large, Kim Ha-seong would be more suitable. Sale’s remaining salary is $41 million more than Kim Ha-sung’s for the next two seasons, so a one-on-one trade won’t work,’ he said. forecasted