Boston, which had been mentioned as a potential trade candidate for Kim Ha-seong (28, San Diego), recruited another shortstop.
Boston announced on the 25th that it had carried out a trade to bring in shortstop Adalberto Mondesi (28) instead of sending left-hander Josh Taylor to Kansas City. 스포츠토토
Adalberto, the son of Raul Mondesi, who played with Park Chan-ho for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1990s, is a talented infielder whose weakness is frequently injured. Mondesi, who made his big league debut in a Kansas City uniform in 2016, was on the injured list (IL) several times over seven seasons, appearing in only 358 games and only 0.244 overall. Last year, he ruptured the cruciate ligament in his left knee in the first 15 games and was out of the season.
However, Boston took note of Mondesi’s excellent defense and quick feet. Mondesi showed remarkable talent, stealing 32 bases in 72 games in 2018 and stealing 43 bases in 102 games in 2019.
Boston is expected to use the newly acquired Mondesi as a keystone duo along with Enrique Hernandez, who has moved from the outfield to the infield.
In Boston, Sander Bohartz, who played as the starting shortstop until last season, signed a free agent contract with the San Diego Padres and left the team, creating a hole. Initially, Boston deeply considered trading Kim Ha-seong, who has excellent defense, but when they could not reach an agreement in trade negotiations with San Diego, they recruited Mondesi as an alternative.
As a result, Kim Ha-seong is much more likely to play in the opening game wearing a San Diego uniform this season.