MLB Cubs outfielder Suzuki also joined the WBC Japan National Baseball Team in March.
Reporter Jang Hyeon-gu = Following Ohtani Shohei (29, Los Angeles Angels), who doubles as a pitcher, outfielder Suzuki Seiya (29, Chicago Cubs) will also join the Japanese national baseball team in early March.
Nikkan Sports, a Japanese sports magazine, reported on the 8th that Suzuki, like Ohtani, will train with a major league team until the end of this month before moving to Japan.
Suzuki explained the reason for joining the national team late, saying that he wanted to see the pitchers throw in more plate appearances.
The same goes for Kim Ha-seong (28, San Diego Padres).
Although the San Diego club drew a line to its players participating in the WBC that they had to train for the team by the end of this month, Ha-seong Kim said that he would watch more pitchers throwing fast balls in the MLB spring camp and join the Korean national baseball team. notified the KBO secretariat supporting the
As the WBC finals virtually start at the same time as joining the national team, it is because of the idea of perfecting the sense of practice in the MLB spring camp.
Ha-seong Kim and Suzuki are about to develop their sense of offense and defense through demonstration games starting at the end of this month as well as live batting and participating in minor league games.
Korea and Japan, who clashed in the 2nd WBC final in 2009, will compete in a rivalry for the first time in 14 years in Group B in the WBC finals. 바카라사이트
Korea will begin joint training on the 15th of this month at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona, with 28 players excluding two, including Kim Ha-seong and Korean infielder Tommy Hyeon-soo Edman (St. Louis Cardinals).
Japan will begin training in Miyazaki, Japan on the 17th with 26 members, with only pitcher Yu Darvish (San Diego) among the five big leaguers participating.