The Major League Baseball (MLB) Boston Red Sox received quite a bit of attention from domestic baseball fans at Stove League this winter. This is because the American sports media reported on the trade rumor of Ha-sung Kim, a ‘Korean big leaguer’, and selected Boston as the destination.
Transfer rumors are likely to subside. Boston acquired shortstop resource Adalberto Mondesi in a trade with Kansas City. He is the son of Los Angeles Dodgers teammate Raul Mondesi, when Park Chan-ho, the ‘Korean Express’, was in his prime. His quick feet are his strong point, but his contact skills are lacking compared to the days when he was expected to be a promising player.
There is now little chance that Kim Ha-sung’s trip to Boston will be successful. However, Boston has become a team that is more familiar to Korean fans after going through Stove League this winter. This is because when Ryu Hyun-jin, the “Monster”, was playing for the Dodgers, many of his teammates were herded.
Boston acquired closer Kenley Jensen last month. The duration is 2 years, the total amount is 32 million dollars.
Jensen made his debut with the Dodgers in 2010 and played for 12 seasons until the 2021 season, recording 350 saves. There were many games in which Ryu Hyun-jin fought hard and kept the team’s lead to the end.
Jensen’s companionship with the Dodgers was canceled amid concerns about aging in the 2022 season, but Jensen recorded 41 saves in the 2022 season for the Atlanta Braves, ranking first in the National League (NL) save category. After proving his solid skills, he headed to Boston. 스포츠토토
Dodgers solver Justin Turner also signed a two-year, $22 million contract with Boston last month. The 2023 season, when we are thirty-nine years old. There are no downside concerns, but Boston believed in his experience. Boston signed a long-term contract with team franchise player Rafael Devers last month, and also has prospect first baseman Triston Casas. It is difficult to say whether Turner will be able to play as a starter, but he can show ‘Turner time’ once again by acting as a joker in the second half of the game.
Boston has outfielder Alex Verdugo, who moved to Boston in a trade. Kike Hernandez, who signed a free agent contract with Boston after increasing his value as a utility player with the Dodgers, is also familiar with domestic MLB fans. Although not a former Dodgers player, Rob Lefsnyder, who has Korean blood, is also playing for Boston.