Following Ohtani Shohei (29, LA Angels), ‘baseball genius’, outfielder Suzuki Seiya (29), who plays for the Chicago Cubs of the Major League (MLB), will also join the Japanese national team in early March.
Nikkan Sports, a Japanese sports media outlet, said on the 8th, “Suzuki, like Ohtani, will train at his team’s spring camp until the end of February and then move to Japan.”
The reason why Suzuki delayed joining the national team was that he wanted to stand more at bats and watch pitchers throw through MLB exhibition games. 먹튀검증
As soon as he joins his national team and goes into action immediately, Suzuki plans to perfect his sense of action in the MLB spring camp.
Suzuki intends to take as many at-bats as possible through live betting and participation in minor league games, as well as demonstration games starting at the end of this month.
Japan, which is aiming for the WBC top in 14 years after winning the 2nd tournament in 2009, has five big leaguers including Ohtani and Suzuki, Yu Darvish (San Diego Padres), Masataka Yoshida (Boston Red Sox), and Lars Nutba (St. Louis Cardinals). included in the national team.
Japan, which is conducting field training for the WBC in Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan from the 17th of this month, tried hard to join the big leagues early, but only Darvish was able to participate.
Korea, which belongs to Group B with Japan in the first round of the WBC, is in a similar situation.
Korea will begin joint training at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona from the 15th, but major leaguers Kim Ha-seong (San Diego) and Tommy Edman (St. Kim Ha-seong and Edmund are also expected to join the national team in early March.