Third baseman Heo Gyeong-min (33, Doosan Bears), who has consistently worn the Taegeuk mark since 2015, will not participate in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) in March. Due to an injury that came to his back, the trip to Tokyo he had hoped so much for was unfortunately missed.
At a press conference announcing the 2023 WBC national team list on the 4th, Cho Beom-hyeon, technical director of the WBC national team, announced that Heo Gyeong-min, who was included in the final entry, was suddenly injured.
Starting with the 2015 Premier 12, Heo Gyeong-min is a regular hot corner agent for the national team who participated in the 2017 WBC, 2019 Premier 12, and 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 2023 WBC was also named from the 50-person interest list, and at the final meeting of the national team entry, he was honored to board with Choi Jeong (SSG), but was frustrated due to injury.
Heo Gyeong-min is currently undergoing training and rehabilitation due to a chronic back injury. As a result of synthesizing the training part and my own opinion, it was concluded that I could not make a 100% physical condition until the first round of the finals in March.
At the Doosan Bears’ 41st anniversary ceremony held on the 16th at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul, Heo Gyeong-min said with difficulty, “Many people were worried, and I also worried a lot.”
Heo Gyeong-min said, “The WBC is the biggest among international competitions. However, I am not sure and confident in my current physical condition. I made a difficult decision because I thought that going in this state would only damage the best players. As a matter of fact, I was always injured again in a bad part. Rather than worrying about myself, I decided not to attend because I thought of the damage to the team.” 메이저사이트
The final list of infielders for this national team includes Choi Jeong, Kim Hye-seong (Kiwoom), Oh Ji-hwan (LG), Park Byeong-ho (KT), Kang Baek-ho (KT), Kim Ha-seong (San Diego), Tommy Edman (St. Louis), and Choi Ji-man (Pittsburgh). done. Due to Heo Gyeong-min’s injury, Choi Jeong, the only professional third baseman, has a heavy burden on his shoulders.
Of course, the third base backup operation plan also changed. National team coach Lee Kang-cheol said, “For now, Kim Ha-seong can see the third baseman. If Kim Ha-seong is a third baseman, Oh Ji-hwan is a shortstop. Edmund also becomes a third baseman, and he intends to use it as a second baseman. Third base defense is more stable Kim Ha-seong,” he said, expressing his intention to operate third base with Choi Jeong and Kim Ha-seong.
The best position is for Choi Jeong to hold third base, and Kim Ha-seong (shortstop) and Edmund (2nd baseman) form a keystone combination. Coach Lee said, “Edmon is a multiplayer whose main position is second baseman. He even won a Gold Glove in the major leagues,” he said. He plans to use it as a starting pitcher,” he said.