Australian Tampa Bay Rays prospect Curtis Mead (23) decided not to participate in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC). It is a good news for Korea, which has to deal with Australia.
The Tampa Bay Times said on the 22nd (Korean time), “Mead will not play for the WBC as an Australian national team.”
Instead, Mead plans to focus on preparing for the season at Tampa Bay spring camp.
Mid, who jumped into the Australian Professional Baseball League (ABL) in the 2017-2018 season, is a promising player who signed a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2018. Traded to Tampa Bay ahead of the 2020 season, he was recognized for his hitting ability and went up to Triple A last year. 헤라카지노
Last season he hit .298 with 13 homers and 50 RBIs in 76 games in Double-A and Triple-A.
Mead, who was ranked second in the Tampa Bay prospect rankings, was originally predicted to be a hitter with a high possibility of participating in the WBC with the Australian national team. However, in the end, he had an elbow injury last year, and in the spring camp, considering the situation where he had to compete to enter the big league roster, he eventually decided not to attend.
This is not bad news for Korea, which will play its first match against Australia in the first round of the WBC in March.
Earlier, Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendricks was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
As the midfielder, a promising batsman, did not participate, it became difficult for Australia to build the best team.