Tommy “Hyunsoo” Edman (28, St. Louis) also showed a deep interest in the match between Korea and Japan to be held at the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC).
In a video interview with the US media MLB Network on the 21st (Korean time), Edman said, “I heard that Korea and Japan are forming rivals from the first WBC tournament. I don’t know what the atmosphere will be like until I actually experience it, but I’m looking forward to it.” .
On the 4th, Lee Kang-cheol, the head coach of the Korean national baseball team, and Cho Beom-hyeon, the WBC Technical Committee, included Edmund in the final 30 WBC entries. Edmund, who had a Korean mother, was able to wear the Taegeuk mark under WBC rules that allowed him to choose his national team according to his parents’ nationality. 헤라카지노
Edman said, “When I met a KBO official last year and learned that there was an opportunity to play for the Korean national team, I didn’t hesitate in choosing it.” expressed his determination.
He, who won the Gold Glove for second baseman in the US Major League National League in 2021, plans to form a keystone combination with shortstop Kim Ha-seong (28, San Diego). Manager Lee Kang-cheol said, “Edmon can play multiple positions, and his main position is second baseman. We plan to use him as the starting pitcher, judging that he is a resource that can form a keystone combination with Kim Ha-seong.”
St. Louis also continues. Edman said, “I’m looking forward to seeing Kim Gwang-hyeon (35, SSG) again.” The two ate together in St. Louis for two seasons in 2020-2021. In addition, Edmund will be accompanied by an interpreter who served as Oh Seung-hwan (41, Samsung) in the past.
The confrontation between Korea and Japan, which Edman expected, will take place on March 10 at the Tokyo Dome in Japan. South Korea was in Group B of the first round of the WBC finals along with Japan, Australia, the Czech Republic and China.