U.S. national team entry change, Kershaw left out, Ha-sung Kim rejoined
A player to enter the World Baseball Classic (WBC) has been decided to replace Clayton Kershaw (35, LA Dodgers). It is Nick Martinez (33, San Diego Padres), a colleague of Kim Ha-seong.
US ESPN announced on the 20th (Korean time), “Martinez has been included in the 30-man roster for the US WBC team to replace Kershaw.”카지노사이트
Martinez made his debut with the Texas Rangers in 2014 and played in the major leagues until 2017. After playing for Japanese Professional Baseball Softbank from 2018 to 2021, he joined San Diego last year and pitched in 47 games, recording 4 wins, 4 losses and 8 saves with an earned run average of 3.47.
And in November of last year, he signed a three-year, $26 million contract with San Diego.
Martinez, who was initially offered the U.S. national team, politely declined, saying, “It’s not polite to teammates to compete in the WBC and play in the opening game of the major leagues without being sufficiently prepared.”
However, Kershaw’s absence created a void and Martinez rejoined.
Martinez played an active role as the ace of the US national team at the Tokyo Olympics held last year. He made two starts and had a 1.64 earned run average.