Ohtani expresses his desire to represent Japan in the Classic

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  • Ohtani expresses his desire to represent Japan in the Classic

    Shohei Ohtani fulfills the duality of being a great hitter and He is an above average pitcher.

Angels superstar Shohei Ohtani said in a post on his account on He posted on Instagram that he would like to play for the Japanese national team in the 2023 World Baseball Classic.

“I have officially informed the manager of Team Japan that he is coming. n, Mr. Kuriyama, that I would like to participate in the next Clásico,” Ohtani on Instagram. “I can't wait to get the chance to play the best players in the world and to do it in front of the Japanese fans for the first time in five years.”

Ohtani has experience playing for the pilot Hideki Kuriyama, who directed it in the series. with Nippon Ham Fighters of Hokkaido, before the arrival of the gunner to the Majors.

If Ohtani plays in the Classic, it will be & It was his first experience in the tournament. He was going to participate in the 2017 event, but an ankle injury left him unable to do so. outside. Ohtani has already discussed the possibility of coming out of the bullpen as a pitcher, even a closer, for Japan.

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