Reporter Han Nam-jik = Yu Darvish (37, San Diego Padres) entered Japan to join the training of the Japanese national team for the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC).
Japanese media such as Sankei Sports reported on the 15th, “Darvish arrived at Haneda Airport in Tokyo on the 14th.”
Darvish is the first player to join the WBC national team training in the major leagues of American professional baseball.
From the 17th, Japan will conduct training for the national team in Miyazaki, Japan.
Darvish is the only player joining Miyazaki’s training among the “big leaguers” selected for the 2023 WBC Japan team.
Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels), Seiya Suzuki (Chicago Cubs), Las Nutba (St. Louis Cardinals), and Masataka Yoshida (Boston Red Sox) will move to Japan in March.
The Korean national team gathered in Arizona on the 15th, but big leaguers Kim Ha-seong (San Diego) and Tommy Hyeon-su Edman (St. Louis) will also join in March after training with their team.
In a return interview, Darvish said, “The club allowed me to join the national team early, but if I get injured or lose my pace, my relationship of trust with the club will collapse.” said.
It means to find a good point of contact between the individual and the national team.
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He emphasized the ‘horizontal relationship’, saying, “I am a player, and other representative players are also professional players. I plan to find a better direction by sharing information with each other.”
In an earlier interview, Darvish also pointed out the atmosphere in Japan that emphasizes ‘winning’, saying, “The WBC is not a war. There is no need to insist on oneself saying, ‘If you don’t win, you can’t return to Japan.'”
Darvish, who spoke for his juniors, also has the pride of being a ‘national representative’.
Darvish, who signed a contract extension with San Diego until 2028, said, “The WBC will be held again in three or four years, but since we signed a six-year extension with San Diego, there is a possibility of participating in the next WBC.”