The overseas movement of players from 10 KBO League teams has begun.
The 10 clubs will start spring camp for the 2023 season on February 1st. Due to the worldwide spread of Corona 19, each club that has prepared for the season in Korea for the past two years will train abroad at once in three years after 2020.
Lotte on the 20th, KT on the 23rd, and SSG on the 25th left first. For three days starting on the 29th, just before the start of the camp, the headquarters of each club will leave the country in turn.
The camp is concentrated in Arizona, USA. Clubs that once gathered in Okinawa, Japan, and moved to the United States for several years just before Corona 19, chose the United States again this time. Six teams, including LG, Kiwoom, Hanwha, KIA, KT, and NC, will gather in Arizona. LG and Kiwoom set up camp in Scottsdale, Hanwha in Mesa, and KT and KIA/NC in Tucson. SSG trains in Vero Beach, Florida.메이저사이트
The high dollar exchange rate has increased the cost burden compared to before, but the United States is still popular with warm weather and a baseball field environment. In particular, six teams gathered in Arizona this time and it is easy to match opponents for practice matches.
The training ground for the World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team is also in Tucson, Arizona. Since most team camps are concentrated in Arizona, it was easy to catch opponents for practice games and it was easy to move for players to join, so it was decided as the training ground for the national team. Head coach Lee Kang-cheol, who is KT’s commanding tower and also has to lead the national team, plans to direct KT’s training until the 14th and officially move to the national team from the 15th to begin preparations for the tournament in earnest. KT, KIA, and LG, who train nearby, are also planning practice games with the national team.
Lotte trains in Guam and Doosan trains in Sydney, Australia. Samsung is the only camp in Okinawa, Japan, which was the most popular campground in the KBO League in the past. From the end of February, KIA, SSG, Hanwha, and Lotte will finish the first camp in the United States and Guam and move to Okinawa to start the second camp. Practice matches between teams are scheduled for the period entering the actual stage.
Most teams have to send players to the national team, so after the middle of the season, they prepare for the season without their main players. However, top-rated high school rookies such as Kim Seo-hyun (Hanwha), Yoon Young-chul (KIA), and Yoon Jun-ho (Doosan) prepare to show their presence together at the first-team camp. In the beginning, local interest in Lee Jung-hoo, who declared a challenge to advance to the major leagues, and LG and Doosan’s new start with the new command tower made a fuss. Prospect.