Big leaguer’ Choi Ji-man (Pittsburgh Pirates) failed to participate in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC).
The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) said on the 6th, “Choi Ji-hoon was unable to participate in the WBC due to the opposition of his team.” 안전놀이터
Originally, the KBO Technical Committee included Choi Ji-man, a first baseman who plays in the American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB), in the final list of 30 players.
However, Pittsburgh, citing Choi Ji-man’s surgery history, conveyed his intention to oppose participation to the WBC Organizing Committee.
The organizing committee held an injury review committee to deliberate on whether or not to allow Choi Ji-man to participate in the WBC, and delivered the results to the KBO on the 5th.
The KBO said, “We prepared for a difficult situation in which Ji-man Choi joined,” and “we selected Choi Ji-hoon as an additional player through review.”