With players deciding not to attend due to injuries ahead of the opening of the WBC (World Baseball Classic), Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the ‘main gun’ of the Dominican Republic and Toronto Blue Jays, also broke his heart. . He hit and missed only one at-bat due to his sore knee.
On the 4th (Korean time), Guerrero Jr. came out as a third batter and first baseman in a game against the Tampa Bay Race held at TD Ball Park in Florida, USA, and recorded 1 hit in 1 at bat. He hit a timely hit to tie the game at 1st out and 2nd base in the 1st inning when the score was 0-1. And he was replaced by Rayner Nunes with the start of the defense in the top of the third inning. Even considering that it was an exhibition game, it was an early replacement. The reason is the level of player protection.
MLB.com reported, “Guerrero Jr. came out of the dugout in the second inning and walked to the clubhouse, accompanied by trainer Jose Ministral.” It was a sign that something was wrong with the body.
After the game, coach John Schneider said, “Right now, the priority is to see how Guerrero Jr. feels.”
The time coach Schneider saw the injury was after he got his first at-bat hit in the first inning. He advanced to second base while Bo Bichet scored, but something went wrong. Manager Schneider said, “The motion to enter second base was awkward. Let’s talk about the condition tomorrow. But you don’t have to worry too much.”
Guerrero Jr. will soon leave Toronto to join the Dominican Republic national team. 메이저사이트
MLB.com reported, “It’s too early to predict how the knee problem will affect Guerrero Jr.’s appearance at the WBC. Toronto said there are no plans for an MRI or X-ray exam. The first thing to do is to see how Guerrero Jr. feels on the 5th,” reported MLB.com.
The Dominican Republic, where Guerrero Jr. belongs, is considered a strong candidate for the championship along with the United States. The strength of the other line is evaluated as the best among the 20 participating countries. They are in Group D of the ‘Group of Death’ along with Venezuela and Puerto Rico.