Left-handed batter Freddie Freeman (34, LA Dodgers) eventually returned to his team.
According to MLB.com,토토사이트 the official website of the Major League Baseball (MLB) on the 16th (Korean time), Freeman, who has a bad hamstring condition, returned to the Dodgers camp in Glendale, Arizona, USA for additional treatment. Freeman felt uncomfortable in his hamstring in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) 1st round against Colombia held the previous day and was replaced at the end of the 4th inning ahead of the defense.
At the time, Ernie Witt, coach of the Canadian national baseball team, said it was a “precautionary measure.” “I don’t think Freeman will be able to play tomorrow (against Mexico). It’s about his health,” he said. Freeman missed the final match of the first round against Mexico on the 16th, which Canada lost 3-10. Canada, which recorded 2 wins and 2 losses, will advance to the quarterfinals (round 2) based on the results of the final match between the United States and Colombia in Group C. If Colombia wins, the number of complex cases with the United States must be considered, and if the United States wins, elimination is confirmed.
Regardless of the results, Freeman’s WBC has come to an end. Freeman played in 3 games in the first round of Group C, recording 2 hits and 3 points in 10 at-bats. He was expected to be a representative hitter for Canada, but could not ‘complete’ the tournament due to an unexpected injury.
Freeman is a heavy hitter with a batting average of 0.298, 292 home runs and 1041 RBIs in 1,724 games in the big leagues (13 years). He was also selected as the National League Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2020 while playing for the Atlanta Braves. He boasts an impressive career, including a 6-time All-Star and 3 Silver Slugger Awards. In March 6 last year, he left Atlanta and nested in the Dodgers under the condition of receiving a total of 162 million dollars (211.6 billion won).