The possibility of fall baseball for the San Diego Padres of the Major League Baseball (MLB) has become slimmer due to the departure of Master Anbang.
According to MLB.com, San Diego catcher Gary Sanchez suffered a fracture in his right wrist after being hit by a pitch while at bat in the bottom of the 8th inning of a home game against the Philadelphia Phillies on the 7th (Korean time).
Sanchez is a veteran catcher whom San Diego hired in May to solve the catcher crisis.
Sanchez is an offensive catcher who hit 138 home runs and 340 RBIs for the New York Yankees over seven years from 2015 to 2021. After being traded to the Minnesota Twins last year, he went to the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets before settling in San Diego.
Sanchez immediately solved San Diego’s catcher woes by hitting 6 home runs in his first 13 games after the transfer.스포츠토토
Afterwards, he wore the San Diego uniform and played in 71 games with a batting average of 0.220 (51 hits in 232 at-bats), 19 home runs, 46 RBI, and OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.796.
MLB.com said, “There is a possibility that Sanchez may not return for the remaining games of this season,” and added, “This is another bad news for San Diego, who has recently suffered a series of injuries.”
Starting pitchers Yu Darvish and Joe Musgrove are out of the lineup due to elbow and shoulder injuries, respectively, and coincidentally, Ji-Man Choi also suffered a bruise on the instep of his foot during a rehabilitation game that day.
San Diego, ranked 4th in the National League West Division, is 7 games behind 3rd place in the league’s wild card race, with the last ticket for fall baseball at stake.
MLB.com analyzed that “San Diego’s playoff possibilities remain only theoretical.”