Choi Ji-man (32, Pittsburgh Pirates) was named to the final roster for the World Baseball Classic (WBC) Korean national team. Now, only the permission of the affiliated team remains.
In the KBO, national team coach Lee Kang-cheol and Technical Committee Chairman Cho Beom-hyun gathered together to select the final 30 players, and Choi Ji-man was also included in the list.
Choi Ji-man, who has thick bones in the major leagues. He also holds a number of records for the first time as a Korean beast. Choi Ji-man, who belonged to the Tampa Bay Race in 2020, became the first Korean beast to step on the World Series stage following the Championship Series, and became the first Korean home run in the Championship Series and the first Korean hit in the World Series.
Choi Ji-man won the glorious title one after another, but there was no relationship with the Taegeuk mark. Because of this, the athlete himself is full of aspirations for the Taegeuk mark. Choi Ji-man has also expressed his willingness to participate in the WBC several times at official events.
However, he needs permission from his team. Choi Ji-man, who moved to the Pittsburgh Pirates this winter, has yet to discuss his participation in the WBC.안전놀이터
Choi Ji-man will leave the country on the 8th and immediately negotiate with the Pittsburgh club over whether to participate in the WBC.
The national team also needs only Choi, who has a lot of experience.
Technical Committee Chair Beom-Hyun Cho: “(Choi Ji-man) had a meeting in December of last year. He conveyed his desire to join the national team. He also moved to the current team and underwent elbow surgery. Around mid-January, he went to the United States for a medical checkup. After hearing about the team, he said he would contact me.”
If Pittsburgh allows Choi Ji-man to play in the WBC, Korea will have three major leaguers guard the infield, including Tommy Edman and Kim Ha-seong.