Lee Kang-cheol, coach of the Korean national baseball team, relieved the last worry. Choi Jeong (36, SSG Landers), who was in poor condition, joined the training with a bright face.
The national team conducted its first official training for the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) at Maishima Buffaloes Stadium in Osaka, Japan on the 5th. Not only Korean media, but also Japanese media visited several stadiums and heated up their coverage, realizing that the tournament was imminent.
While key players such as Lee Jeong-hoo (Kiwoom), Kim Ha-seong (San Diego), Tommy Edman (St. Currently, Choi Jeong is the only third baseman for the national team, but on the 3rd, he did not participate in a practice game with SSG due to poor physical condition, causing concern. 먹튀검증
If it is difficult for Choi Jeong to play third base, shortstop Kim Ha-seong will keep third base, while Oh Ji-hwan (LG), who won the Golden Glove last year, will take over as shortstop. There are no alternatives to Choi Jeong, but considering the firepower of both the defense and the lineup, having Choi Jeong in the lineup is much more powerful.
When asked about Choi’s physical condition, head coach Lee Kang-chul stressed that he would not overdo it even though he predicted that he would be able to compete against Orix on the 6th.
Coach Lee Kang-cheol said, “I think Choi Jeong-eun will be able to do it tomorrow (against Orix on the 6th). The match on the 9th (Round 1, Group B, 1st match against Australia) is more important. If we check it, we will play on the 6th.”
While recovering well until the very end, Korea completed preparations for the tournament with 100% power. The national team is expected to go out for the first time as a complete team, including Choi Jeong, Kim Ha-seong, and Edmon, in the evaluation match against Orix held at Kyocera Dome in Osaka on the 6th.