Reporter Kim Kyung-yoon = Mixed-race player Tommy Hyeonsu Edman (28, St. Louis Cardinals), who is participating in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) as a member of the Korean baseball team, changes his uniform number and participates in the tournament.
A baseball official said on the 8th, “Edman decided to run with the number 11 in the WBC.”
Edmund wears number 19 on his team, but was assigned number 11 because his uniform number overlaps with Woo-seok Ko (LG Twins).
Edmund is known to have been willing to concede in the process of assigning his uniform numbers.
Edmund, the son of Kwak Gyeong-ah, an immigrant from Korea, is the best infielder who has been active in the American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB) since 2019. 바카라사이트
He also won the Gold Glove for the best defender in each category in 2021.
Edman received an offer from the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) last year and announced his intention to compete in the WBC as a member of the Korean national team.
He plans to join the national team ahead of the opening of the tournament after training at the St. Louis spring camp.
Most of the national team players use the same number used by their team. Ha-seong Kim (San Diego Padres) also plays with his old number 7.
There are a total of five players who chose a different number from the number used by their team.
NC Dinos bullpen pitcher Lee Yong-chan received number 45 as his existing number 22 overlapped with national team captain Hyun-soo Kim (LG Twins). Won Tae-in of the Samsung Lions gave up the number 18 shirt number to Jung Woo-young of LG, and then wore number 46.
SSG Landers outfielder Choi Ji-hoon, who took the last train to the national team, chose number 53 while his senior, Hyun-jong Yang (KIA Tigers), chose the existing number 54.
Doosan Bears Kwak Bin also gave up number 47 to KIA Seong-beom Na and wore number 61.
Kiwoom Heroes Kim Hye-seong wears number 2 instead of the previous number 3.
Originally, number 3 Choi Ji-man (Pittsburgh Pirates) was chosen, but it was left blank as his team’s opposition failed to participate in the WBC.
Kim Hye-seong tried to choose number 3 again, but due to problems with the registration process and uniform production time, he was unable to change his uniform number.