The World Baseball Classic (WBC) Dominican Republic national team is very nervous about missing another main gun.
While Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Toronto Blue Jays) dropped out due to a knee injury during an exhibition game, another giant player, Juan Soto (San Diego Padres), is resting with a calf injury.
Reporter Hector Gomez, a journalist from the Dominican Republic, said on the 6th (hereinafter Korean time), ‘Juan Soto is excluded from the lineup today. However, he participated in a simulation game in an auxiliary ballpark and hit,’ and said, ‘He even hit a home run that went over the left wall from Angel Sanchez.
Soto did not play an exhibition match for the third day until today.
Prior to the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on the 28th of last month, he complained of pain in his right calf and withdrew from the lineup. Since it was not a major injury, Soto, who was rested until the next day, played consecutively against the Texas Rangers on the 2nd and against the Seattle Mariners on the 3rd, each hitting 2 hits and 1 RBI, maintaining a high sense of hitting.
However, after taking two consecutive breaks on the 4th and 5th, he did not show up even against the Oakland Athletics on this day. Instead, he checked his physical condition by live betting in the auxiliary stadium next door.
“You can keep playing,” Soto told the San Diego Union-Tribune. “If you’re in the season, that is. But you need to be careful. do,” he said. It is said that he is absent for injury prevention.
The San Diego club also drew keen attention, saying, “Soto’s injury is not serious, but we have to monitor it for the time being.” 메이저사이트
Soto has participated in 4 games since this demonstration game and is marking a batting average of 0.727 (8 hits in 11 bats), 1 home run, 7 RBIs, 2 runs scored, and an OPS of 2.023.
The Dominican Republic, which belongs to Group D in the first round of the WBC, will play the first group match against Venezuela at 9:00 on the 12th at Londippo Park in Miami. There are 6 days left.
The Dominican Republic training camp will be held at the Recounty Sports Complex in Fort Myers, Florida. Dominican Republic national team players from San Diego, including Soto, Manny Machado, and Nelson Cruz, are scheduled to move here on the 7th, and Soto seems highly likely to join them.
Reporter Gomez placed Soto in right field 3, predicting the Dominican Republic’s lineup against Venezuela that day. Reporter Gomez’s expected lineup is Julio Rodriguez, Wander Franco, Soto, Machado, Rafael Devers, Teosca Hernandez, Jamer Candelario, Gary Sanchez, Jeremy Pena in order, starting pitcher Sandy Alcantara. Candelario is a Washington Nationals infielder who substitutes for Guerrero Jr.
The Seattle Times reported on this day, “Guerrero gave up participating in the WBC due to a knee injury, but the Dominican Republic is still considered a strong candidate for the championship because it has a splendid lineup such as Rodriguez, Hernandez, Soto, Machado, Devers, Pena, Ketel Marte, and Franco.” said.