Juan Soto (25, San Diego Padres) joined the Dominican Republic World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team.
On the 11th (Korean time), MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, reported that “Soto left the San Diego camp and joined Dominica.” Dominica, a ‘candidate for the championship’ with Soto added, has built a powerful batting line that includes Manny Machado and Nelson Cruz.
Recently, Soto suffered a calf injury. His appearance in the WBC seemed to be missed as he missed two straight matches in his exhibition matches. San Diego manager Bob Melvin said Soto’s injury was not serious, but concerns remained. 슈퍼벳 토토
However, Soto quickly recovered his health. He has no problem playing the game at all. In his own game on the 10th, Soto recorded no hits and two walks in 3 at-bats. Here, he succeeded in stealing the base and announced that he had fully recovered from his injury.
Director Melvin said on the 11th, “It turned out as we thought. Soto stole the bass. felt good. Soto went out last night to exercise with the Dominican players,” said the news of Soto joining the national team.
With Soto’s joining, Dominica has built a stronger military force. From the 1st to the 9th batting order, all of them were packed with big league star players. It boasts a luxurious lineup including Julio Rodriguez, Rafael Devers, Machado, Teosca Hernandez, Robinson Cano, Illroy Jimenez, Uli Adames, Jeremy Pena, and Gary Sanchez.
Dominica is considered a strong candidate to win this tournament. The mound is as solid as the batting line. Top pitchers in the league, such as Sandy Alcantara, Christian Javier and Johnny Cueto, will stand up. Dominica, which belongs to Group D in the first round, will challenge for the presidency starting with the match against Venezuela on the 12th.