Ha-seong Kim (28), who plays for the San Diego Padres of MLB, said in an interview with a reporter ahead of the season, “I wish I could be called ‘Kim Cha-do’ when I was at third base.” Kim Cha-do is a combination of Kim Ha-sung’s “Kim” and “Cha-do” of Manny Machado (31), an MLB special third baseman playing for San Diego. It is interpreted as a promise to perform outstandingly like Machado
MLB.com San Diego reporter AJ Cassabel covered the San Diego Fan Fest held at Petco Park in San Diego, California on the 5th (Korean time), and then posted a story about his conversation with Kim Ha-sung on Twitter.
According to reporter AJ Casabel, Kim Ha-seong said, “I heard that this season, I will often play as second baseman.” . 안전놀이터
Ha-seong Kim spent most of last season at shortstop, but as San Diego acquired top shortstop Sander Bohartz (31) during the winter, Ha-seong Kim moved to second base. He is often expected to play third base as well.
Machado is a top-notch third baseman recognized in the major leagues to the extent that he was selected as an all-star third baseman in 2022. Machado has shown off a deep friendship since 2021, when Ha-seong Kim entered the big league. Kim Ha-seong expressed his gratitude to Macha-do whenever he had a chance. He recently revealed a bat engraved with ‘KIMCHADO’ (Kim Chado) on his social network service (SNS).