Choi Jeong (36), the main third baseman of the Korean national team, is taking another break. In the first official evaluation match, ‘Plan B’ is activated. 바카라
The 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC), led by coach Lee Kang-cheol, will play an official evaluation match against the Orix Buffaloes at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka, Japan on the 6th.
In the first official evaluation match after entering Japan, Korea cannot stand out as the most elite member. Choi Jeong, the only third baseman in the national team, will be absent again on this day. After training in Arizona, USA, Choi Jeong-eun has not been in a good physical condition recently. He did not even appear in the match against the SSG Landers 2nd team held at Gocheok Sky Dome on the 3rd.
First of all, in the first official training held since entering Osaka on the 5th, Choi Jeong received a fungo normally and completed batting training. He seemed to have fully recovered. Even ahead of the evaluation match against Orix that day, he is training normally.
In a meeting with reporters the day before, director Lee Kang-cheol said, “Choi Jeong-eun is in good shape now. But the important thing is that the game on the 9th (Australia), so if tomorrow is okay, I will go, but if not, I will play in the next game (Hanshinjeon on the 7th). He said, “It’s okay because I’m in good shape.” Regarding Plan B, coach Lee said, “Didn’t you try it during the last practice game (at Gocheok Dome)? Everything is getting better, so I think it will be okay.”
Director Lee Kang-chul is still cautious. He seems to be waiting for Choi Jeong’s condition to improve. Choi Jeong-eun was left out of the starting lineup that day. According to an official from the national team, “Choi Jeong-eun will not start today (6th) in the evaluation match against Orix.” Coach Lee Kang-cheol can be interpreted as completely focusing on the game against Australia.
Although the national team lineup has not yet been revealed, it is expected that Kim Ha-seong will play third base and Oh Ji-hwan will play shortstop.