Before the Japan national team's warm-up game for the WBC (World Baseball Classic) of baseball, Shohei Otani and Masanao Yoshida, who joined the team on the 5th, participated in practice in Osaka and made adjustments. rice field.

The Japan national team, aiming to win the WBC for the first time in three tournaments, will play their final warm-up match before the tournament against Hanshin on the 6th and Orix on the 7th at Kyocera Dome Osaka.

On the 5th, Ohtani and Yoshinobu Yamamoto, who will pitch on the 6th, practiced in Osaka City before the warm-up game.

Of these, Ohtani warmed up in the indoor practice field, warmed up, played catch, and under the watchful eye of Coach Kuriyama Hideki, he threw a strong ball against the team staff who were kneeling to adjust. was

In addition, Yoshida, who was participating in the major league camp, joined the team from the 5th, and immediately practiced batting against tee batting and batting pitchers.

Yoshida said, "I have come back to Japan with preparations to play in the match. I hope to prepare myself for the tournament without injury and show my performance."

Coach Kuriyama reaffirmed his determination, saying, ``Now that we have all the members, we will have both Otani and Yoshida play in the match tomorrow. was

After finishing warm-up matches on the 6th and 7th, the Japan national team will face China in the first round of the WBC on the 9th of this month.