Reporter Kim Hee-jun = Japanese baseball, which is aiming to return to the top in 14 years at the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC), has decided to cover the insurance money for the early joining of major leaguers.
Japanese media such as Sports Hochi and Kyodo News said on the 1st, “The Japanese baseball team is discussing with the WBC organizing committee to join the national team in February with Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels) and five players playing in the major leagues (MLB).” “We plan to pay for necessary expenses such as insurance money for injuries,” he said.
An official from the Japanese baseball world said to Kyodo News, “The insurance money is planned to be shared by the 12 Japanese professional baseball teams.” However, it has not been decided whether major leaguers will actually join early.
The WBC is an international competition led by the MLB Secretariat, and players playing in the MLB can participate without major restrictions.
However, it is somewhat difficult for MLB players to participate in national team spring camps. This is because the teams are concerned about injuries to their players.
Big leaguers participating in the WBC can join the national team from the 4th of next month when the evaluation matches of each country begin.
Of course, the timing of players joining may vary depending on the decision of each team, but MLB clubs want to join the national team early next month after attending their team’s spring camp.
Ha-sung Kim’s team, the San Diego Padres, is also in a position to allow WBC players to join the national team next month. 카지노
However, the national team, which is aiming at recapturing the top, rolled up its arms to join the big leagues early. On the 17th of this month, while Japan is conducting field training in preparation for the WBC in Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan, it has come up with a plan to pay additional insurance premiums that may occur.
There are five Japanese major leaguers participating in the WBC: Ohtani, Yu Darvish (San Diego), Seiya Suzuki (Chicago Cubs), Lars Nutba (St. Louis Cardinals), and Masataka Yoshida (Boston Red Sox).
Darvish has already declared on his social network service (SNS) account that he will join the Japanese national team spring camp early.
It seems that Darvish, who has a solid position within the team, directly persuaded him to join him early.
On the other hand, Sports Hochi predicted that it would not be easy for players other than Darvish to participate in the national team’s spring camp.
Sports Hochi reported, “The four big leaguers, excluding Darvish, are likely to join the team from March 6 after improving their condition in the spring camp of each club because of their position in the team.”