The 2023 World Baseball Classic will include Olympic champion Seiya Suzuki representing Japan. The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Premier12 MVP and gold medalist for Tokyo 2020 in the outfield announced the choice on his Twitter account.

After his achievements with Hiroshima Toyo Carp in Japan, Suzuki signed with the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB) this year. With a batting average of.262, the 28-year-old has 14 home runs for the Cubs this year.

The five-time All-choice Stars will be supported, according to Cubs manager David Ross. I tried walking in his shoes,” Ross remarked. “I had always wanted to represent Team USA.


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“How amazing is that?

“Never in a million years would I want to deprive someone of it, and I always kind of push that experience. If playing is your passion, you should pursue it.

Suzuki led Japan to victory in the WBSC Premier12 in 2019 with a batting average of.444 and three home runs. From March 8 to March 21, 2023, matches of the edition are scheduled to take place in the US, Japan, and Taiwan.

In Group B, Japan will compete in the Tokyo Dome from March 9 to March 13 against South Korea, Australia, the Czech Republic, and China.