On Saturday, the remaining names on Japan’s 30-man World Baseball Classic team were reported by multiple media outlets. Players who were named among the original 12 on Jan. 6 are identified by their numbers.
The two obvious omissions are Kodai Senga, who was named to the 2017 all-tournament team, and Japan’s best hitting catcher, Tomoya Mori. Mori said he would focus on having his best season possible with his new club, the Orix Buffaloes.
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Kodai Senga, who signed with the New York Mets this winter as a free agent, on Thursday displayed his long frustration with the SoftBank Hawks’ front office over the team’s annual refusal to post him.
In an Instagram post, Senga clarified some comments of his that were recently aired on TV, about his not being concerned about winning or losing, but the real meat was saved for the organization, whose owner, Masayoshi Son, has steadfastly refused to allow players to be posted.
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