“I have to make sure I get out there.”
The 2023 Asian Professional Baseball Championship (APBC) squads began their call-up training at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on Saturday.
The APBC team will hold training and scrimmages at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu from June 6-13. Two practice games are scheduled against Sangsung.
The start of the Korean Series was delayed due to rainy weather, causing some disruptions to the team’s operations. The LG Twins and KT Wiz will start the Korean Series on July 7. On the 14th, the team will travel to Tokyo, Japan for Game 6. Due to the extended duration of the Korean Series, LG and KT players on the final roster will not be able to join the national team.
LG has Jung Woo-young and Moon Bo-kyung, while KT has Park Young-hyun and Kang Baek-ho. Of the two, Kang Baek-ho is out of the postseason roster due to injury. He will also miss the national team.
In addition, NC’s Kim Young-gyu, Kim Hyung-joon and Kim Joo-won, who finished the playoffs with KT on May 5, will join the team a day later on May 7.
“For those not called up, the KBO will decide on additional additions and replacements in consideration of the upcoming postseason schedule,” the organization said.
With the possibility of additional replacements open, the KBO has decided to add players from the “reserve roster. Pitchers Cho Byung-hyun (SSG), Lee Byung-heon (Doosan), Kim Tae-kyung (Commerce), catcher Heo In-seo (Commerce), and infielders Han Tae-yang (Commerce), Na Seung-yeop (Lotte), and Moon Hyun-bin (Hanwha) joined the camp in Daegu.
Ryu was pleased to see the reserve roster. “There is a high possibility that some players will not be able to participate because of the Korean Series. There may also be injuries,” Ryu said, “and it’s likely that we will do this for international tournaments in the future. We did this so that we can take immediate action if a player who is not on the roster becomes unwell or injured during training.” 무지개토토
The final roster is due on the 14th, and Liu said that the team will be composed of players who are in the best shape before then. “We have six or seven players on the reserve roster and the final roster is due on the 14th, so we can make changes based on their physical condition,” Liu said.
Although there are no guarantees of a spot on the team, the training itself should be motivation enough for the reserve players. They also received the same equipment as the national team. “We want to make sure we look good so that we can go to Tokyo together,” said Liu.
Coach Liu said, “It’s not easy to wear a national team uniform. Once you put it on, you feel a certain pride, and when you train with the flag, you feel proud of yourself.” “I think it would be good to run the national team like this in the future. It’s good to have a system of good faith competition.”