Shohei Ohtani makes a significant declaration. The Los Angeles Angels’ two-way superstar revealed he had joined Team Japan for the 2023 World Baseball Classic. Ohtani, who came in fourth in the AL Cy Young voting on Wednesday, announced on his Instagram account that he would be participating in the World Baseball Classic.
Shohei Ohtani makes a significant declaration
Thank you to all the fans that supported me this year, stated Ohtani. I’m grateful for it and eager for what comes next. Additionally, I formally told Team Japan Manager Mr. Kuriyama of my desire to compete in the WBC in the following year.
The top two-way player expressed excitement about playing in front of his native nation. He then stated in the post, Looking forward to the chance to compete against the best players in the world and to be able to play in front of the Japanese fans for the first time in almost 5 years! Ohtani is the most recent MLB player to declare his intent to play in the World Baseball Classic. Star American athletes like Mike Trout, Mookie Betts, Paul Goldschmidt, and Nolan Arenado are all members of Team USA.
Earlier this August, the Angels made it possible for Ohtani to join Team Japan. Ohtani had thought about filling the position of team closer, according to MLB.com’s report from last month. Think about seeing him in the ninth inning.