Juan Soto (25, San Diego Padres) has joined the WBC national team in the Dominican Republic.
On the 11th (Korean time), MLB.com, the official MLB homepage, said, “The Dominican national team has become a more impressive team. Soto left the San Diego camp and joined Dominica.”
As a result, Dominica has built a powerful batting line consisting of Soto, Manny Machado, and Nelson Cruz. 바카라사이트
Recently, Soto suffered a calf injury. As he missed two games in a row in the demonstration game, it seemed that his participation in the WBC was missed.
But Soto quickly recovered his health. He also showed in the game. In a game against the Cleveland Guardians on the 10th, Soto went 0-3 with 2 walks. Here, he succeeded in stealing the base and announced that he had fully recovered from his injury.
Coach Bob Melvin said in an interview, “It went as we thought. Soto ran and stole the base. It felt good. Soto went out last night to work out with the Dominican players.”
MLB.com pointed out that “Soto is likely to be the designated hitter on the national team because of his history of calf injuries.”
Dominica’s batting line, which Soto joined, became even stronger. From the 1st to the 9th batting order, all of them were packed with major leaguers. Major players such as Julio Rodriguez, Rafael Devers, Machado, Teosca Hernandez, Robinson Cano and Gary Sanchez will be on the lineup.
Dominica, which belongs to Group D in the first round, will start the tournament with Venezuela on the 12th.