Juan Soto (25), who plays for the San Diego Padres along with Kim Ha-seong (28), will shake off his injury concerns and sortie for the opening game.
MLB.com, the official major league media, reported on the 30th (hereafter Korean time), “Coach Bob Melvin announced that Soto will enter the starting lineup as a left fielder for the opening game 10 days after suffering a minor oblique muscle injury.”
Soto, who recorded a batting average of 2.87 li (612 hits in 2136 bats), 125 homers, 374 RBIs, and an OPS of .950 in 617 major league games, is one of the most promising young hitters in the major leagues. Last season, he went 2.4 2.2 (127 hits in 524 at-bats), 27 home runs, and 62 RBIs in 153 games, with an OPS of .853.
Soto, who swung hard with a batting average of 5.77 (8 hits in 14 at-bats), 1 home run, 7 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.600 in 5 games in the demonstration game, played in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) Dominican Republic national team despite suffering from pain in his side and played in 4 games. He played a big role with a batting average of 40% (6 hits in 15 at-bats), 2 homers, 3 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.500.
After returning from WBC, Soto, who had not participated in the demonstration game, went to practice on the 28th and digested live betting on the 30th. “I feel completely ready,” Soto said. The hard part was (almost none). I didn’t feel any pain at all,” he said confidently of his body condition.
MLB.com said, “Soto, who showed tremendous hitting in the exhibition game and the WBC, is one of the hottest hitters. In his last practice game,메이저사이트 he got on base in all four at bats. He picked out three walks and hit one double,” he said, looking forward to Soto’s performance.