SD 1B reinforcements Choi Ji-Man and Kim Ha-Sung?
San Diego, in need of first base help, could be interested in Ji-Man Choi (Pittsburgh). The possibility of a deal for Kim Ha-Sung has been raised.온라인바카라
According to Sports Illustrated’s “Inside the Padres,” first base and catcher are the top two positions San Diego needs to address before the trade deadline. The publication listed Choi as a potential first baseman, along with Joey Meneses (Washington) and Bobby Dalbec (Boston).
In his first year in Pittsburgh, Choi was sidelined with an injury early this season. He has since returned to form. He’s batting just .186 on the season, but since returning, he’s hit three home runs in nine games in July. His last home run came against the Los Angeles Angels on July 22 against Shohei Ohtani.
San Diego has invested heavily, but has underperformed. They are unlikely to make the postseason. Jake Cronenweth, who is starting at first base, is batting .208 with eight home runs, 37 RBIs, and a .656 OPS this season. Pittsburgh is also in last place in the National League Central and could be in the market for a sailor.
If Choi were to head to San Diego, he could form a Korean duo with Kim Ha-seong to provide a more energetic offense. However, this scenario would require the interests of San Diego and Pittsburgh to align.