Ha-seong Kim (28, San Diego) and Tommy Edman (28, St. Louis) of the major league ‘Keystone Combi’ will join the World Baseball Classic (WBC) Korean national baseball team early. Initially, Kim Ha-seong was scheduled to join from Korea first, and Edmund from Japan, but the timing of joining the national team was brought forward. The two entered Korea on March 1st and will participate in training at Gocheok Dome in Seoul from the 2nd.메이저사이트
Ha-sung Kim said on the 22nd after training at the Peoria Sports Complex in Arizona, USA, a spring camp in San Diego, that he would arrive in Korea in the afternoon of March 1st. Earlier, Edmund also said at the St. Louis camp set up in Jupiter, Florida, “I’m going to be with the national team in Korea, not Japan.”
The national team is currently quenching with 28 players participating without Kim Ha-seong and Edmon. When they join, the national team becomes whole. National team coach Lee Kang-cheol has nailed Kim Ha-seong and Edmon as the starting shortstop and second baseman. They have played top-notch defense in the major leagues and are expected to be a great help to the national team as they have sophisticated batting skills.
The national team will finish training in Arizona on the 28th and return home on March 1st. From the 2nd we train at Gocheok Dome, and on the 3rd we have an evaluation match against SSG. On the 4th, they will move to Osaka, Japan, and play their last real game against Orix and Hanshin, the Japanese professional baseball teams, on the 6th and 7th.
The national team will face Australia in the first leg of Group B, which will determine their advance to the WBC quarterfinals, at Tokyo Dome, Japan on March 9, and will play a fateful match against Korea and Japan on the 10th.