This time it is the Miami Marlins. Another trade rumor has been raised for San Diego Padres Kim Ha-seong (28).
On the 14th (Korean time), MLB.com, the official MLB homepage, said, “Miami has been rumored to trade right-handed pitcher Pablo Lopez for a while. It is connected to many teams,” he said.
Miami has thick pitching depth. In San Diego, on the other hand, the situation is different. It is evaluated that the one-two punch of Darvish Yu and Blake Snell and Joe Musgrove, who is counted as the third starter, are relatively solid. However, 스포츠토토 the reality is that there is not enough starters to support them. With Lopez on board, San Diego could build a stronger starting lineup.
Lopez is from Venezuela and came to the United States in 2012 as an international amateur free agent. Later, he debuted on the big league stage in Miami in 2018, and last season, he went 10-10 with an ERA of 3.75 and won a double-digit multiplier for the first time. Lopez went 28-31 with a 3.94 earned run average over his last five years in the big leagues.
The media said, “Both Lopez and Ha-sung Kim have two-year contracts left. Ha-seong Kim includes a mutual option for 2025,” he said, noting that Miami and San Diego could use the two players as trade cards.
Lopez was previously traded to the Minnesota Twins. The media said, “Miami asked for outfielder Max Kepler or infielder Luis Araez as a condition of giving up Lopez. But Minnesota didn’t want to trade Araez.”
This winter, Kim Ha-seong is the main character of several trade rumors. Reports followed that the Boston Red Sox, who lost their starting shortstop Zander Bogarts to San Diego and left Trevor Story due to elbow surgery, wanted Kim Ha-sung, and trade rumors with rival LA Dodgers also circulated. Attention is focusing on which team Ha-seong Kim will start with.