Kim Ha-seong (San Diego Padres), who successfully completed his third season in the Major League Baseball (MLB), returns home.메이저놀이터
Summit Management, in charge of Kim Ha-seong’s domestic management, announced on the 5th, “Kim Ha-seong will return to Korea via Incheon International Airport on the afternoon of the 11th.”
Ha-seong Kim played very well this season with a batting average of 0.260 (140 hits in 538 at-bats), 17 home runs, 60 RBI, 84 runs, 38 stolen bases, and OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.749.
His 38 stolen bases in the season is the highest record ever for a Korean major leaguer, and he tied the record for an Asian major leaguer set by Ichiro Suzuki by reaching multiple bases in 15 consecutive games.
Kim Ha-seong’s side said, “After his return to Korea, we plan to prepare his body according to the program prepared in advance for next year’s season.”
Bae Ji-hwan (Pittsburgh Pirates), who played full-time for the first time this season in his second year in the big league, will also return to Korea on the same afternoon as Kim Ha-seong.
Bae Ji-hwan had a batting average of 0.231 (77 hits in 334 at-bats), 2 home runs, 32 RBI, 54 runs, 23 stolen bases, and an OPS of 0.608 in 111 games this season. He showed mobility by leading the team in stolen bases, and played stable defense as the season progressed at second base and center field. Bae Ji-hwan also plans to undergo personal training for next season after returning to Korea.