Moon Dong-joo, Noh Shi-hwan (Hanwha Eagles) and Yoon Dong-hee (Lotte Giants), who teamed up to win gold at the Hangzhou Asian Games, will attempt to repeat their glory at the Asian Professional Baseball Championship (APBC). The KBO announced the 26-man roster on Thursday at a joint press conference with the managers of the four participating nations at the APBC in Tokyo, Japan.
The tournament will feature professional baseball players from four countries – Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Australia – who are 24 years old or younger (born on or after Jan. 1, 1999) or in their third year with a professional league club (born after 2021), as well as three wild cards who are 29 years old or younger (born on or after Jan. 1, 1994). Several members of the Hangzhou Asian Games gold medal team have been selected to represent the APBC, including Park Young-hyun (KT Wiz), Jung Woo-young (LG Twins), Won Tae-in (Samsung Lions), Kwak Bin (Doosan Bears), Choi Ji-min (KIA Tigers – pitcher), Kang Baek-ho (KT), Kim Hye-sung (Kiwoom Heroes), Moon Bo-kyung (LG), and NC Dinos’ Kim Joo-won and Kim Hyung-joon (outfielders).
The players will train and play practice games at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu from November 6-13.Depending on the postseason schedule of their respective clubs, each player will have a different schedule for joining the national team. As the tournament allows for 20 reserve rosters, the KBO Power Enhancement Committee also announced the reserve roster at the same time in case players need to be replaced due to postseason schedules and injuries. Korea will face Australia, Japan and Chinese Taipei from Nov. 16-18, 토토사이트 with the final match between the first- and second-place finishers taking place at 6 p.m. on Nov. 19 at the Tokyo Dome in Japan.