Major leaguer Carlos Correa (Minnesota Twins) is absent from the World Baseball Classic (WBC).
Correa, who is from Puerto Rico, was expected to participate in the WBC, which will be held in March, but it is known that he refused to participate because his wife’s childbirth was scheduled for early March, just before the opening of the tournament. His team, Minnesota, officially announced it. Derek Falvey, president of Minnesota Operations, said, “Correa made a difficult decision because she takes great pride as a national team player. Carlos and the team decided that it was an unreasonable schedule to digest (his wife’s) postpartum competitions.”
Puerto Rico’s Group D group stage qualifiers will be held for four days from March 12th. If Correa leaves Miami, the venue of the tournament, and returns after seeing his wife give birth, it will be difficult to digest the schedule for the first round. Deterioration in physical condition caused by movement is also inevitable.
Correa heated up the Stove League this winter. He signed with the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets in turn, but the final entry was unsuccessful due to physical problems such as a history of ankle and calf injuries. In the end, he stayed with Minnesota, where he played for the 2022 season, for 6 years and a total of $200 million. From the club’s point of view, 먹튀검증 it cannot be a pleasure to see such a Correa go to international competitions.
Correa made a big splash at the WBC in 2017, leading Puerto Rico to the final. Major League Baseball (MLB) catcher Yadier Molina was expected to participate in this tournament as the command tower, but it was canceled due to personal circumstances. The infield team guarded by Francisco Lindor and Correa was the best in the participating countries, but one axis collapsed.
Puerto Rico is in the same group as the “strong teams” Dominican Republic and Venezuela, and the “ambush” Israel.