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July 25, 2021 01:04 PM
Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: Returns to bench role
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Kim is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Marlins.

Kim started in both of the past two games, going 0-for-6 to drop his season-long average to .209. The rookie's defensive versatility could be enough for him to earn a few starts per week, but he won't be in store for a full-time role now that San Diego has all of its primary infielders and outfielders available.

June 27, 2021 01:28 PM
Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: Returns to lineup Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kim (finger) is starting at third base and batting seventh Sunday versus Arizona, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

The 25-year-old has been nursing a finger injury throughout the week and will start for the first time in four games, though he appeared off the bench in each contest. Kim has found success in June, going 9-for-32 with two homers, a double, five RBI, three runs and a stolen base in 18 games.

June 23, 2021 01:08 PM
Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: Hits key home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kim (finger) slugged a pinch-hit solo home run Tuesday in the Padres' 3-2 win over the Dodgers.

While batting for pitcher Blake Snell in the bottom of the fifth, Kim sent a Clayton Kershaw curveball over the left-field fence for his fifth home run of the season. The rookie infielder was removed from Monday's game with an injury to a finger on his right hand, but the Padres' decision to make him available off the bench a day later suggests the issue isn't anything especially worrisome.

June 22, 2021 10:44 AM
Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: X-rays on finger come back negative
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Kim, who exited Monday's 6-2 win over the Dodgers, underwent X-rays on the injured finger on his right hand that returned negative, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.

Kim started at second base and went 0-for-2 with a walk before he was lifted in the top of the seventh inning after hurting his finger when it was hit by a grounder. The rookie appears to have avoided a significant injury, with manager Jayce Tingler terming him as day-to-day. Kim is expected to fill a short-side platoon role for the Padres moving forward now that the team is back to full strength in the infield with Fernando Tatis (shoulder) returning from a one-game absence to start Monday.

June 22, 2021 01:08 AM
Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: Appears to suffer hand injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kim exited Monday's game against the Dodgers in the seventh inning after appearing to hurt his throwing hand while fielding a grounder to end the sixth inning, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Eric Hosmer remained in the game at first base after pinch-hitting for Yu Darvish as Jake Cronenworth shifted to second base.

Kim appeared to be bothered by his throwing hand after fielding a hard grounder off the bat of Will Smith to end the sixth inning. While the Padres have not officially labeled his departure as an injury, it seems unlikely that his exit was simply a strategical decision with the Padres leading 6-1 in the seventh inning. Further update should be given on Kim following the game.

June 19, 2021 11:44 PM
Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: Hits go-ahead homer
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Kim went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 7-5 win over Cincinnati.

After Fernando Tatis (shoulder) left Saturday's game, Kim filled in at shortstop. He made an impact in the eighth inning with a go-ahead two-run shot, which propelled San Diego to victory. The 25-year-old has struggled in his first major-league season with a .213/.266/.355 slash line, four homers, 20 RBI, 16 runs scored and five stolen bases across 169 plate appearances. Kim would be the logical choice to get the start at shortstop if Tatis is unavailable for Sunday's series finale versus Cincinnati.

June 3, 2021 09:12 PM
Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: Starting Thursday
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Kim (head) is starting Thursday's game against the Mets, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Kim had to be helped off the field in Wednesday's loss to the Cubs after he was involved in a collision in shallow left field, but he avoided a concussion following the incident. The 25-year-old will start at second base and bat seventh in Thursday's contest.

June 2, 2021 06:36 PM
Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: May have avoided concussion
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Manager Jayce Tingler said early indications are Kim avoided a concussion after colliding with teammate Tommy Pham (head) during Wednesday's game against the Cubs, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

The collision occurred during the fourth inning Wednesday while in pursuit of a pop fly in shallow left field. Kim should be considered day-to-day while he continues to be evaluated, while Pham received stitches and will undergo a CT scan.

June 2, 2021 04:00 PM
Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: Pulled after collision
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Kim was removed in the fourth inning of Wednesday's game against the Cubs after colliding in the outfield with teammate Tommy Pham, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

The collision resulted in both players failing to catch a flyball in the shallow outfield, but Kim had the wherewithal to relay the dropped ball into the infield, starting a 6-5-4 double play. Kim still appeared to absorb the brunt of the impact in the collision, as he required assistance off the field with the help of team trainers, while Pham headed to the dugout under his own power. Both players were holding their heads after the collision, so Kim will presumably undergo concussion testing in the locker room. While starting at shortstop for the injured Fernando Tatis (oblique), Kim went 1-for-2 with an RBI prior to departing.

May 30, 2021 06:08 PM
Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: Pops third homer
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Kim went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 7-4 loss to Houston.

The 25-year-old went deep off Houston reliever Andre Scrubb in the ninth inning. Kim is up to three homers, 16 RBI, 14 runs scored and four stolen bases through 145 plate appearances. With Manny Machado back from a shoulder injury, Kim is expected to mostly serve in a utility role in the infield once San Diego returns to National League play Monday.

May 19, 2021 03:32 PM
Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: Moves to bench in Tatis' return
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Kim is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rockies.

With Fernando Tatis (illness) returning to the lineup Wednesday after spending the past week and a half on the COVID-19 injured list, Kim's run of regular playing time at shortstop looks to be over. The rookie had started in each of the Padres' last eight games, going 6-for-28 with a home run, two stolen bases, five RBI and two runs.

May 17, 2021 01:12 PM
Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: Collects two walks, stolen base
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kim went 0-for-2 with a pair of walks, an RBI and a stolen base Sunday in a victory over the Cardinals.

Kim wasn't able to notch any hits in the contest, but he still made a contribution on the scorecard. He drew a based-loaded walk in the fourth inning to bring home a run and added a stolen base after another walk in the eighth. The 25-year-old has three steals on the campaign but has struggled to a .190/.247/.286 slash line.

May 16, 2021 05:28 AM
Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: Crushes second homer
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Kim went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's 13-3 victory over St. Louis.

Kim started at shortstop and batted seventh in the game. He smashed his second homer of the season with a 373-foot solo shot in the second inning. Despite Saturday's long ball, Kim is off to a slow start to the campaign, slashing .195/.236/.293 with eight RBI through 89 plate appearances.

May 12, 2021 07:00 PM
Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: Steals base in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kim went 1-for-3 with a stolen base in a 5-3 win over Colorado in Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader.

Kim showed some speed with an infield single and stolen base in the second inning. The 25-year-old Kim will likely take over as San Diego's shortstop while Fernando Tatis is on the COVID-19 injured list. Through 77 plate appearances, Kim has one home run, six RBI, seven runs scored and two stolen bases while slashing .197/.247/.254.

May 12, 2021 02:48 PM
Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: Nabs second straight start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kim will start at shortstop and bat sixth in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader with the Rockies.

With Fernando Tatis on the injured list for a second time -- this time after testing positive for COVID-19 -- Kim should get another trial as San Diego's everyday shortstop. The 25-year-old rookie has thus far struggled to adapt from the jump from the Korea Baseball Organization to MLB, though his inconsistent playing time probably hasn't helped his cause. Kim is slashing .191/.243/.250 with a 24.3 percent strikeout rate through his first 74 plate appearances in the big leagues.

May 5, 2021 06:04 PM
Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: Filling in for resting Machado
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Kim will start at third base and bat seventh Wednesday against the Pirates.

Kim will pick up his third start in as many days, with all coming at different positions. The Padres have given maintenance days to Jake Cronenworth, Fernando Tatis and now Manny Machado to open up the at-bats for Kim, but the rookie's path to a full-time role with the big club remains blocked. With a .214/.274/.281 slash line through his first 62 plate appearances in the majors, Kim looks like he could still use some fine tuning at Triple-A El Paso.

April 13, 2021 03:00 PM
Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: Not starting Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kim is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Pirates.

Kim will head to the bench after starting each of the past six games -- five at shortstop and one at third base -- and going 3-for-18 at the plate in that span. The Padres will shift Jake Cronenworth over to shortstop while Jurickson Profar mans the keystone, but Kim is still expected to see the bulk of the work in the middle infield while Fernando Tatis (shoulder) is on the shelf. Padres manager Jayce Tingler said Saturday that Tatis could return from the injured list as soon as this upcoming weekend.

April 11, 2021 10:16 AM
Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: Cranks first career home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kim went 1-for-2 with a home run, a walk, a hit-by-pitch and an additional run scored in Saturday's 7-4 win over the Rangers.

Kim's first career home run off Jordan Lyles tied the game in the fifth inning. The Korean is receiving more playing time in Fernando Tatis Jr.'s (shoulder) absence on the injured list. Kim is getting everyday starts at shortstop to prove why he deserves to be a starter on a major-league roster. Although he is only batting .210 to start the season, he still has at least until April 16 to receive everyday at-bats until Tatis can return.

April 6, 2021 05:16 PM
Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: Filling in for injured Tatis
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Kim will bat seventh and play shortstop Tuesday against the Giants.

Kim's role at the start of the season was unclear, as the Padres had no obvious place to get him regular at-bats. He's suddenly a far more important piece of the team's roster with Fernando Tatis Jr. set to miss an extended period with a shoulder injury. It remains to be seen whether or not he's a true everyday shortstop in Tatis' absence, but the injury should certainly open up significantly more playing time for Kim. He hit .306 with 30 homers and 23 steals in his final season before making the jump from Korea and could be a cross-category producer for fantasy teams if he gets into the lineup on a regular basis.

April 4, 2021 02:04 PM
Padres' Ha-Seong Kim: Collects first big-league hit
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Kim went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Saturday's victory over the Diamondbacks.

Making his first start of the regular season, Kim knocked a single to left field in the first inning to plate Wil Myers and give the Padres a 2-0 lead. Both the hit and RBI were career MLB firsts for Kim, who came over to the majors this winter following a string of standout seasons in the KBO. The 25-year-old will likely play all over the field during the campaign as the Padres explore ways to get his bat into the lineup.

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