X-ray is negative on Ha Seong Kimleft knee, Padres manager Bob Melvin told reporters (including Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune) after Kim had to be escorted off the field during today’s match. In the second inning of the Padres’ 8-6 win over the Nationals, Kim fouled his knee, sending him to the ground in apparent pain. Despite the relatively good news from the picture, Kim is not expected to compete on Friday and will likely be on the 10-day injury list unless the swelling and discomfort subside quickly. .
Now in his third season with the Padres, Kim is hitting a modest 0.237/.316/.382 in 172 disc appearances, which equates to 97 wRC+. Even this slightly below average figure could be generous considering Kim’s 22.3% ball hit rate is one of the lowest in the league, although he has provided a great deal. much defensive value for San Diego as a second full-back and more recently as a third sentry in place of the injured Manny Machado. Padres’ depth will cause another hit if both Machado and Kim are out, and Rough smell (whose bat was on fire recently) would be the best candidate for regular time on third base. smell and Brandon Dixon can split the time between monday and tuesday, Jake Cronenworth can also play second base, and Carpenter Matt could see more time as a first sentinel.
More info from across NL West…
- Rock mountain midfielder Brenton Doyle left the match today on a trolley after colliding with a wall outside the field to chase a Jorge Soler successful. Doyle told Thomas Harding of MLB.com and other reporters that his right knee”probably the biggest impact, and it was quite painful at the time,” But “I feel like I could have left.Doyle will undergo tests to determine the nature and extent of his injury, but Harding reports that the Rockies will likely call Nolan Jones up from Triple-A at least as a preventive alternative. Making his MLB debut this season, Doyle hit 0.240/.288/.467 on 80 PA, but also went 7 to 7 on base steals and displayed some impressive serves in the area. central area.
- In another traumatic concern for Rock mountainHardened tweets that thing Luis Cessa was omitted for precautionary reasons from his Triple-A start after making a dribble with his right foot. Cessa was able to face two more batters before leaving the game and he left the field on his own. Colorado has faced a number of pitching injuries this season, which is part of the reason Cessa has been injured. just signed arrived at a minor league contract earlier this week to provide some more depth.
- The Diamondbacks Midfielder option Dominic Fletcher to Triple-A Reno today, and Nick Picoro of the Republic of Arizona Report that Snake is calling Jake McCarthy return to the profession. Exactly a month ago, the D’Backs picked McCarthy for Triple-A after a very slow start to the season, but McCarthy has already begun to find himself in his teens, scoring 0.333/.419/. 533 out of 105 PA (though in the player-friendly Pacific Coast League). With both McCarthy and Alex Thomas Sent to minors, Fletcher was one of the players D’Backs was called upon to catch fouls in the off-field, and Fletcher made a solid 0.308/.349/.474 out of 85. The first PA of his career in the major leagues. There’s a reason Fletcher will return to the Diamondbacks sooner or later, unless McCarthy is really on the right track.