Kim Ha-seong (San Diego Padres) is expected to be delayed in joining the Korean national team for the World Baseball Classic (WBC).
The American sports media ‘The Athletic’ said on the 23rd (Korean time), “WBC players must join the team spring camp held at the Peoria Sports Complex in Arizona, USA by February 16. After training until early March, I will be able to join the national team.”
The WBC Korean national team, led by coach Lee Kang-cheol, will conduct training at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona from February 14 (Tue) to 27 (Mon), return to Korea for a while, and then depart for Japan on March 5 (Sun). to be. 메이저사이트
According to the San Diego schedule, it is not easy for Kim Ha-seong to participate in the practice game to be held in Japan following the field training in Arizona. The Korean team plans to go to Japan and play practice matches against the Orix Buffaloes and the Hanshin Tigers of the Japanese professional baseball league ahead of the WBC in Osaka, Japan from March 6 (Mon). Afterwards, on the 9th (Thursday) at the Tokyo Dome in Japan, the first match of the first round of the WBC finals will be played against Australia.
As his team’s training is getting longer, it is expected that Kim Ha-seong will have less time to breathe with the national team players. WBC is a competition hosted by MLB, and it is possible to select a national team and participate in the competition, but participation in off-campus training is not compulsory. Therefore, MLB players must move according to their team’s schedule.
Regarding this, the media said, “San Diego has a lot of WBC players, so there is not much time for team training.”