Brilliant stars gather in one place. The “defending champion” US baseball team, which is challenging to win the World Baseball Classic (WBC) held for the first time in six years, is accelerating its efforts to build a “dream team.”
On the 20th (Korean time), MLB announced the news of Kershaw (Dodgers) joining the WBC U.S. national team through official SNS. The WBC, which has not been held since 2017 due to the spread of the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19), will be held in March next year. The baseball festival will be held for the first time in six years.
Kershaw, who did not compete in 2013 and 2017, is competing in the WBC for the first time. With the addition of Kershaw, a total of 30 players were named in the preliminary roster for the US national team. The roster for each WBC team is 28, and each team must submit a preliminary list of 35 players to the WBC Organizing Committee within December. 스포츠토토
Initially, the weight of the mound in the United States was somewhat less compared to the ultra-luxurious fielding team lined with superstars. However, the story changed when Kershaw, who won 197 wins in the big leagues and won three Cy Young Awards, joined the team. Starting with Kershaw, Nestor Cortes (Yankees), Adam Wainwright (St. Louis), Logan Webb (San Francisco), and Lance Lynn (White Sox) protect the starting mound. ‘KBO native’ Merrill Kelly (Arizona) also declared participation.
The bullpen is also solid. Devin Williams (Milwaukee), Ryan Presley (Houston), and Adam Ottavino (Mets) expressed their intention to participate, and recently Nick Martinez (San Diego) and Daniel Bard (Colorado) also joined.
Ya Soo-jin’s name value is very flashy. The key member to hold the center of the national team is Mike Trout (Angels). Trout announced his participation in the WBC in July and was appointed team captain.
Following Trout, Mookie Betts, Will Smith (above Dodgers), Trey Turner, JT Realmuto (above Philadelphia), Nolan Arenado, Paul Goldschmidt (above St. Louis), and Tim Anderson (above White Sox) await the WBC sortie.