Kim Ha-seong “Awesome Kim” (27, San Diego Padres) injured his shoulder while rushing home during the game.
Kim was starting at first base and batting second in the third inning of the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series against the Texas Rangers at Petco Park in San Diego, California, U.S., on Aug. 31.
In his first at-bat of the inning, he drew a walk off Texas starter Cody Bradford and stole second base to continue his recent momentum.
But the third inning, with the score tied 0-0, was a problem. After an infield single, he advanced to third on a Juan Soto walk and a Manny Machado single to right.
He then tried to tag up on Xander Bogaerts’ sacrifice fly to center field, gritted his teeth and raced home.
Kim made a head-first slide to avoid the catcher, and his right hand slammed into the catcher’s knee.
The impact seemed to be on his right shoulder. Kim clutched his right shoulder in pain for a few moments before heading to the dugout.
He was replaced by Mashu Batten on defense in the fourth inning and finished the game.
On the day, Kim finished 1-for-1 with a walk and a run scored, raising his season batting average from .277 to .279.
San Diego went on to win 5-3. 파워볼사이트