Injury ahead of free agency…Kia 34-year-old pusher’s ordeal, valuation ‘curious’ this winter

Kia captain Kim Sun-bin (34) has been given a one-month diagnosis. He was hit hard on the right thumb by Jason Martin’s bat against 먹튀검증 the Gwangju NC on July 17. The pitch was so fast that Kim had no time to dodge it. In a word, “bad luck.

He underwent a thorough examination at a hospital specializing in fractures in Seoul on the 19th and will undergo one month of stabilization and rehabilitation, with an interim checkup in the second week. This means that Kim will be out for the first half of the season. Even if there are variables such as rehabilitation progress and interim checkups, it is unlikely that he will return before the All-Star break.

On the contrary, the thumb is the part of the body that wraps around the bat when hitting, so it shouldn”t be rushed back. If even one or two of the fingers that wrap around the bat are sore, it will definitely affect his hitting. Manager Kim Jong-kook also expressed his disappointment with Kim”s departure, given his weight in the batting order.

Kim’s injury is unfortunate because he is a prospective free agent in the 2023-2024 free agent market. He qualified for the first time in the 2019-2020 free agency market and signed a four-year, 4 billion won contract with KIA. However, he was limited to 85 games in 2020 due to a thigh injury.

He played 130 games in 2021 and 140 games in 2022, but this season, he was unable to play even 130 games. “Not getting hurt is the most important thing,” he said ahead of the 2022 season. I don’t want to get hurt.” He kept that promise in 2022, but this season he was unable to do so again.

This season, Kim played in 54 of KIA’s 59 games. He missed a game early in the season due to an ankle injury. KIA has 85 games left to play. If Kim misses four weeks from now, he will miss 21 more games before the All-Star break. Even if he plays all 64 remaining games, that’s 118 games, and if he doesn’t return at the start of the second half, he could finish the season with just over 100 games.

There’s nothing more devaluing than a player missing time. Of course, unlike three years ago, this injury was pure bad luck, so there’s a good chance it’s an extenuating circumstance. However, it’s hard to predict how non-Kia teams will value him in free agency after this season. Obviously, Kim will want to get the highest possible value in free agency. In many ways, this injury is bad luck.

There’s not much he can do about it. He can only hope to come back healthy, play as many games as possible, and make an impact with his bat. Kim’s bat is still the best in the Kia lineup and one of the best among center fielders in the league. In particular, 토토 가입머니 즉시지급 his ability to send balls to right field is one of the best in the league, according to officials and experts.

Kim Sun-bin is also in his mid-30s. In the upcoming free agent market, he’ll have to sell himself with his bat even more than his age. For Kim, this rehabilitation and his performance in the second half of the season could have a significant impact on the rest of his baseball career.

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