The San Diego Padres have signed veteran infielder Nelson Cruz (43). He continues to build up power during the off-season. Ha-seong Kim’s position is also expected to change.
MLB.com said on the 12th (hereinafter Korean time), “San Diego has agreed to a contract with FA Cruise for 1 year and 1 million dollars.” If they pass the physical examination, an official announcement will be made.
San Diego acquired 5-time American Silver Slugger and 4-time All-Star shortstop Xander Bogarts. In addition, veteran utility Matt Carpenter and relief pitcher Seth Lugo with starting experience are recruited to focus on strengthening their power. 메이저놀이터
In addition, Fernando, who signed a 14-year, $340 million (approximately 424.7 billion won) extension contract, recorded an overwhelming performance in 130 games in 2021, batting average of 2.8 2 li (135 hits in 478 at-bats), 42 home runs, 97 RBIs, and OPS of .975. Tatis Jr. is also preparing for a comeback.
This is why it is predicted that San Diego can surpass the Dodgers and aim for the top spot in the National League West this season. In order to strengthen his long hitting power, he even recruited veteran Geopo Cruise. Cruz hit 40 home runs in 2014 to claim the American League home run record.
San Diego seems to need to organize the batting order and infield defense traffic. Already, with the recruitment of Bogatz and the return of Tatis Junior, attention was focused on Ha-seong Kim’s position.
There are also predictions that Kim Ha-seong can be used as a trade card and reinforce the mound. Boston has had a ‘hole’ since Bogarts left and veteran infielder Trevor Story was put on the operating table. There is also an opinion that Ha-seong Kim is suitable for the position.
San Diego is filling the infield and outfield with top-notch players. In the case of Cruise, he is not young and has a dark history of taking banned drugs in 2013, but he is still considered a player who will be helpful in other ships.
Following the recruitment of Bogatz and the return of Tatis Jr., they also recruited a veteran geopo. Improvements are being made in defense and attack.
Kim Ha-seong, who has recently been recommended as a trade card, was recognized for his defensive ability last year. Attention is focusing on whether this ability will continue to be used in San Diego or whether it will be a new start as a trade card.