28 people including pitcher Roki Sasaki of Lotte and Munetaka Murakami of Yakult revealed the members selected by Hideki Kuriyama as the representative of the Japan National Baseball Team and Taiwan, which were canceled due to the influence of the new coronavirus. Was listed.

The warm-up game between the Japanese national team and Taiwan was scheduled for the WBC = World Baseball Classic to be held next year at Tokyo Dome on the 5th and 6th of this month, but due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection. It was canceled.



Under these circumstances, Kuriyama revealed on the official channel of the video posting site "YouTube" on the 23rd that 28 members who were scheduled to participate in the warm-up game were to be interested in the activities of the Japanese national team in the future.

12 pitchers

▽ Pitcher Ryosuke Moriwaki of Seibu ▽



Pitcher Shota Imanaga of DeNA ▽



Pitcher Yuya Yanagi of Chunichi ▽ Pitcher Nobuhito



Morishita of Hiroshima ▽ Pitcher Ryosuke


 Kuribayashi



▽ Pitcher Noboru Shimizu of Yakult ▽



Pitcher Mizuki Hori of Nippon Ham ▽ Pitcher



Takahisa Hayakawa of Rakuten Pitcher



▽ Giant Shosei Togo ▽ Pitcher Daiya



Miyagi of ORIX ▽



Pitcher Aki Sasaki of Lotte ▽



Pitcher Kota Yazawa of Nikkei University

3 catchers

▽ Yuhei Nakamura of Yakult ▽



Takuya Kinoshita of Chunichi ▽ Takuya



Kai of Softbank

7 infielders

▽ Giants Naoki Yoshikawa



 Kazuma Okamoto



▽ DeNA Hidego Maki



▽ Munetaka Murakami of Yakult ▽



Kaito Kozono of Hiroshima ▽



Kotaro Kurebayashi of Orix



▽ Kenta Yamada of Rikkyo University

6 outfielders

▽ Yasutaka Shiomi of Yakult ▽



Koji Chikamoto and Teruaki Sato of Hanshin ▽ Ryoya



Kurihara of Softbank ▽ Akira



Neo of Chunichi



▽ Kyota Fujiwara of Lotte

Director Kuriyama said about the reasons for the selection, "I chose players who will play professional baseball in the future, mainly young people, including amateurs, rather than focusing on the members of the Tokyo Olympics."

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