It seems that Shohei Ohtani (Angels) will not be able to join the Japanese national team early.
Japanese media ‘Nikan Sports’ said on the 4th (Korean time), “Los Angeles Angels coach Phil Nevin said that Ohtani would start in an exhibition game before joining the Japanese team in the World Baseball Classic (WBC).”
Director Nevin appeared on the radio show of the US ‘MLB Network’ and announced Ohtani’s joining the camp. “Ohtani will be with us at the beginning of camp. He will make one start before returning to Japan,” he said.
The Angels’ spring training begins on the 15th, local time. And on the 25th, we will play the first game of the exhibition game against the Seattle Mariners. The Japanese national team will be convened on the 17th. Ohtani’s early joining seems unlikely.
The Japanese national team worked hard to get major leaguers to join the WBC camp early. The WBC Organizing Committee, WBCO, prevented major leaguers from joining early because of injuries and other reasons. The Japanese national team is continuing negotiations with the WBCI for the early joining of major leaguers and is said to be prepared to pay for insurance premiums in case of injury, but Ohtani’s early joining is not expected, with the Angels stating that they plan to pitch Ohtani in an exhibition game. it became impossible
This season is Ohtani’s last season before obtaining free agent status. Ahead of this season, coach Nevin said, “I am looking forward to working with Ohtani. I know he is determined to have a better season than last year. He seems to be excited about his performance this season.”
A major leaguer joining the Japanese national team early is Darvish Yu (San Diego Padres). Darvish announced that he would join early through social media. However, Seiya Suzuki (Chicago Cubs), Masataka Yoshida (Boston Red Sox), and Lars Nutba (St. Louis Cardinals) have yet to decide whether they will join early. 온라인카지노
Meanwhile, Japan is in Group B of the first round of the finals along with Korea, Australia, China and the Czech Republic. After meeting China, we will play Korea-Japan in the second game. Then, the Czech Republic and Australia will face each other in turn. All Group B matches will be held at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.