There is a growing possibility that San Diego Padres Kim Ha-seong (28) joining the World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team will be later than expected.
The American media The Athletic said on the 23rd (Korean time), “The San Diego Beasts participating in the WBC must join the spring camp held at the Peoria Sports Complex in Arizona, USA by February 16 (local time). Beasts not competing in the WBC will participate until February 20th. The players train with the team until early March and then move to the national team,” he said about the call-up date for San Diego’s spring camp.헤라카지노도메인
As San Diego decided to train its players until March, the possibility that Kim Ha-seong could not participate in the training of the Korean national team increased. The Korean national team will convene on February 14 at the Tucson, Arizona camp, train from the 15th to the 27th, and then move to Japan. If San Diego’s schedule goes according to schedule, it is unclear whether he will participate in the practice game held in Japan as well as the camp held in Arizona. The Korean national team plans to play practice matches against Orix Buffaloes and Hanshin Tigers in Osaka, Japan from March 6th.
The Athletic said, “San Diego has a lot of players competing in the WBC. Because of this, there is not enough time to train together,” he explained why San Diego is conducting team training until early March. Coach Bob Melvin said, “When players compete in the WBC, it is an opportunity to represent their country. He said, “I support the players going to the tournament,” but was concerned that there would be a setback in preparation for the season, saying, “I am worried about the bullpen pitchers who have to digest a certain number of innings in the demonstration game.”
The Korean national team also includes other major league players such as Choi Ji-man (Pittsburgh) and Tommy Edman (St. Louis). There is a possibility that they will also be delayed in joining the national team like Kim Ha-seong, depending on their team’s schedule. Choi Ji-man’s joining the national team has not yet been confirmed, and in the case of Edmund, manager Lee Kang-cheol said, “We are in contact. However, the specific timing of joining has not yet been decided.”