Padres INF Ha-Seong Kim (knee) out, X-rays negative

Padres INF Ha-Seong Kim (knee) out, X-rays negative

May 24, 2023; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; San Diego Padres third baseman Ha-Seong Kim (7) throws Washington Nationals right fielder Lane Thomas (not pictured) during the second inning at Nationals Park.
Picture: Brad Mills – USA TODAY Sports

Parents Infielder Ha-Seong Kim injured his left knee in San Diego’s 8-6 win over the Washington Nationals on Thursday and X-rays came back negative, manager Bob Melvin says

Kim was hurt when he fouled a throw from the knee in the top of the second inning. He was helped off the field by two coaches and Brandon Dixon came off the bench to end the game at bat.

Dixon stayed in the game at first base, Jake Cronenworth moved from first to second, and Rougned Odor moved from second to third.

“He felt better as the day went on,” Melvin said of Kim after the contest. “I doubt he plays tomorrow, but at this stage it doesn’t look like one (a move on the injured list will be required).”

THE Parents starts a three-game road series Friday against the New York Yankees

Kim is batting .237 with five home runs and 16 RBIs in 47 games. He is normally the club’s second baseman but played third due to the absence of Manny Machado.

Machado (fractured left hand) is on the disabled list, after being hit by a pitch against the Kansas City Royals on May 15. Machado hopes to play this weekend against the Yankees, but Melvin said earlier Thursday that was unlikely.

–Field-Level Media


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