The list of the Japanese baseball team to play the World Baseball Classic (WBC) in March has been announced.
Head coach Hideki Kuriyama, who leads the Japanese national team, held a press conference in Tokyo today (26th) and announced the final list of 30 players.
The 12 members were first revealed on the 6th, and the rest of the list was also revealed today. 메이저놀이터
In addition to San Diego’s Darvish and LA Angels’ Ohtani, Chicago Cubs’ Suzuki and Boston Red Sox’s Yoshida, and St. Louis’ Japanese-American Lars Nutba, only five major leaguers were included.
In addition, 15 pitchers were selected in preparation for the pitch limit regulation.
The average age is 27.3 years old, making it the youngest among all Japanese national teams.
Japan was in Group B along with Korea, Australia, the Czech Republic and China in the WBC.
On March 10th, the WBC Korea-Japan match will be held at the Tokyo Dome for the first time in 14 years.