Seiya Suzuki, who was dropped from the World Baseball Classic (WBC) team in Japan due to a side injury, is imminent to return to the Chicago Cubs.
Prior to the 2022 season, Suzuki signed a five-year, $70 million (approximately 92.2 billion won) large contract with the Chicago Cubs and stepped onto the major league stage. Suzuki showed off a hot hitting feeling in early April and was selected as the ‘Rookie of the Month’ and had a good start, but due to injuries and sluggishness, 104 hits, 14 homers, 46 RBIs, 9 steals in 111 games, a batting average of 0.262 OPS 0.770, a somewhat disappointing season. sent
Feeling the ‘wall’ in the major leagues, Suzuki made changes for his second season in the big leagues, including bulking up throughout the winter. After much consideration, he decided to compete for the Japanese WBC team. But was the sudden weight gain a problem? Ahead of the WBC appearance, he suffered a side injury in the middle, which disrupted preparations for the regular season as well as leaving the national team.
However, it looks like Suzuki will be able to get back on the ground soon. Japan’s ‘Sponichi Annex’ announced on the 6th (Korean time), “Suzuki Seiya’s return to action is imminent.” His side, which was an obstacle to preparing for the regular season with the WBC, has all recovered and is said to be in 100% physical condition.안전놀이터
According to ‘Sponichi Annex’ and ‘Nikkan Sports’, Suzuki entered the 2nd at-bat in the minor league training on the 4th and defended 4 innings. And he entered 4 at-bats in practice format training as a designated hitter on the 5th, and entered more at-bats, including an appearance in right field on the 6th.
Cubs manager Dave Ross said, “I heard that the left flank was 10 out of 10. He said it felt great.” He will be playing in the minor leagues soon.”