San Diego Padres starting third baseman Manny Machado (31) was placed on the injured list (IL) with a fractured back of his left hand.
According to MLB.com,메이저사이트 the official Major League Baseball website, San Diego manager Bob Melvin told reporters ahead of the 2023 Major League game against the Boston Red Sox on the 20th (Korean time) that Machado was listed as IL.
Previously, Machado was hit by a sand ball in his left hand in a game against the Kansas City Royals on the 16th. The initial X-ray examination showed that there was no fracture, but a detailed examination revealed a microfracture.
It’s the first time Machado has been on the injured list since 2014, when he was with the Baltimore Orioles. Machado, who only played 82 games due to a knee injury at the time, has never been on the injured list since.
“Machado’s condition is improving and he took the day off on the 19th because he didn’t play,” Melvin explained, “but I didn’t think he would be able to play in the three-game series against Boston.”
If he is listed on the IL, he must miss at least 10 days. San Diego expects that if Machado’s IL registration date is retroactively applied to the 16th, after the injury, he will be able to return from the 3rd consecutive game against the New York Yankees, which will be held from the 27th.
Machado, who signed a large contract with San Diego for 11 years and 350 million dollars (approximately 464.9 billion won) ahead of this season, has been somewhat stagnant with a batting average of 0.231, 5 homers and 19 RBIs in 40 games so far this season.
While Machado was out due to injury, the third baseman position is expected to be filled by Kim Ha-seong.
Kim Ha-seong, who filled the position of shortstop last season due to a long-term injury to Fernando Tatis Jr., moved to second base this season as the team recruited Xander Bogarts.
However, as Machado could not come out for a while, Kim Ha-seong came out as third baseman and Jake Cronenworth, who came out as first baseman, moved to second baseman. The first baseman position is flexible.
Ha-seong Kim took over Machado’s defensive position and batting order as the second hitter and third baseman in the game against Boston held at Petco Park in San Diego, California on the same day.