Reporter Kim Gyeong-yoon = There is a possibility that right-handed pitcher Ahn Woo-jin (24), who has not been able to wear the Taegeuk mark, will face off with Vladimir Valentin (39), who has the most home runs in a season in Japan, in the United States.

On the 26th, Kiwoom Heroes, a professional baseball team, announced the US spring camp schedule and said, “On February 27 (local time), we will play a practice game with the Dutch national baseball team.”

An official from Kiwoom said, “The Dutch baseball team participating in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) decided to train at Kiwoom Spring Camp Site, Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.” will do,” he said.

The Netherlands is known as a baseball wasteland, but many big leaguers with Dutch ancestry and players active around the world have been put on the WBC national team’s preliminary roster.

Sander Bohartz, a top shortstop who recently joined the San Diego Padres of the Major League Baseball (MLB), and Canley Jansen (Atlanta Braves), a top-class closer from Curacao in the Netherlands, were included.

Active major leaguers are scheduled to join each national team right before the opening of the WBC, so they are unlikely to participate in spring training games with Kiwoom.

However, Valentin, who is included in the reserve list, may appear.

Valentin has been active in the Japanese professional baseball since 2011 after going through the MLB Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds.

He hit 60 home runs in 2013 while playing for the Yakult Swallows, setting a new record for most home runs in a single season in Japanese professional baseball. 먹튀검증

After being released from the Softbank Hawks in 2021, Valentin, who has no current team after going through the Mexican League, announced that he would retire from the 2023 WBC as the last.

As Ahn Woo-jin was not selected for the WBC Korean team, he can participate in the practice match today.

Kiwoom’s signature hitter Lee Jeong-hoo, infielder Kim Hye-seong, and catcher Lee Ji-young, wearing the Taegeuk mark, will not be able to attend the WBC national team’s spring camp training from February 14th.

The Kiwoom team will depart for the United States via Incheon International Airport on the 29th and return on March 5th.

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