Los Angeles Dodgers superstar Clayton Kershaw (34) joins the US National Baseball Team.
On the 20th (Korean time), MLB.com, the official website of the US Major League, announced that “Kershaw will participate in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) scheduled to be held next spring as a member of the US National Team.”
Kershaw is well known to Korean fans as a teammate of Ryu Hyun-jin (35, Toronto Blue Jays) when he played for the LA Dodgers in the past.
He is also the best. Debuting in the major leagues in 2008, he played as a one-club man for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He appeared in 401 career big league games, recording a record of 197 wins and 87 losses with a 2.48 earned run average.
He won the National League Cy Young Award three times (2011, 2013, 2014), and in 2014 he was selected as the Most Valuable Player (MVP). He was honored to be selected as an All-Star a total of 9 times (2011-2017, 2019, 2022).
It is evaluated that he has passed his heyday, but even in the 2022 season, Kershaw proved his presence by taking 12 wins and 3 losses with an average ERA of 2.28. 토토사이트
The United States is already building the WBC national team as a dream team. Mike Trout (LA Angels), Adam Wainwright, Paul Goldschmidt (St. Louis Cardinals), Mookie Betts (LA Dodgers), Kyle Schwaber, and Bryce Harper (Philadelphia Phillies) have expressed their intention to participate in the WBC.
In addition, Pete Alonso (New York Mets), Nolan Arenado (St. Louis), Merrill Kelly (Arizona Diamondbacks), Ryan Presley (Houston Astros), and Daniel Bard (Colorado Rockies) will participate in the tournament. Attention is also focused on whether Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander (more Mets), and Aaron Judge (New York Yankees) will declare their participation in the future.
Meanwhile, the United States, which belongs to Group C, will compete in the first round of the WBC along with Mexico, Colombia, Canada and Great Britain.