Why did Boston Red Sox outfielder Rob Lefsnyder 카지노사이트 (Korean name Kim Jeong-tae), who was included in the 2023 WBC 50-man interest list, refuse to participate in the national team?
Born in 1991, right-handed outfielder Refsnyder made his big league debut with the New York Yankees in 2015 and played for the Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Rays, Texas Rangers, Minnesota Twins, and Boston Red Sox.
In 289 career games, he went 2.4 with 167 hits, 12 home runs, 56 RBIs, 96 runs scored and 10 stolen bases. While playing for Boston last year, he batted 3.7 (47-for-153) with 6 home runs, 21 RBIs, 25 runs scored and 1 stolen base.
The WBC can select a team based on the lineage of parents and grandparents. KBO President Heo Gu-yeon, who took office in March of last year, abandoned pure-bloodism to strengthen international competitiveness and began actively selecting Korean players active in the major leagues.
While pitchers Dane Dunning (Texas Rangers) and Mitch White (Toronto Blue Jays) declined after undergoing hip surgery, Tommy Edman (St. Louis Cardinals) and Rob Lefsnyder were on the interest list.
The KBO announced the final list of the WBC national team on the 4th. Edman was included, while Lefsnyder’s name was not shown. Jang Seong-ho, technical committee member of the KBO, explained through the YouTube channel ‘Yagura’, “Lef Snyder is unable to be with his wife due to childbirth.”
As a result, the KBO has formed an outfield team with 5 members: Lee Jeong-hoo (Kiwoom), Kim Hyun-soo, Park Hae-min (above LG), Na Seong-beom (KIA), and Park Gun-woo (NC).