“This is your last chance… ” Kershaw canceled from WBC, stars crying over repeated insurance issues

Los Angeles Dodgers Clayton Kershaw (35) was greatly disappointed that his participation in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) was canceled.

American media Fox Sports said on the 18th (Korean time), “Kershaw, who won the Cy Young Award three times, can no longer participate in the WBC.”

Kershaw, who won the National League Cy Young Award three times, is a special ace with a record of 197 wins, 87 losses, and an ERA of 2.48 in 401 major league games (2,581 innings). Although he is now a veteran, he showed off his skills by recording 12 wins and 3 losses with an ERA of 2.28 in 22 games (126⅓ innings) last season. As the WBC announced its intention to participate in the US national team for the first time, the anticipation of American fans increased.

However, concerns about injuries and insurance issues got in the way. Kershaw was confident that he was “100% healthy,” but his participation in the U.S. national team was canceled because the insurance coverage issue was not resolved.

“I have no problems,” Kershaw said. It just didn’t solve the problem. I really wanted to compete. I really wanted to be part of the national team. Perhaps this was the last chance. So I really wanted to go out. However, for various reasons, he was unable to participate in the national team. disappointing but ok I’m ready for the season now.”

Fox Sports said, “According to reports from various media, Kershaw’s absence from the WBC was related to insurance issues. Kershaw missed a significant amount of games in 2016 due to a back injury and missed many games in 2021 with an arm injury. 먹튀검증 Six years ago, Sonny Gray was also denied tournament insurance, so he could not pitch in the WBC,” Kershaw explained why he could not compete in the WBC.

The WBC is almost the only international baseball tournament that major league players can compete in. However, since it is essential to purchase insurance to protect the club from the risk of injury to major league players, players’ participation in competitions is often restricted. Even in the case of the Japanese national team, Shohei Otani (Angels), Seiya Suzuki (Cubs), Masataka Yoshida (Boston), and Lars Nutba (St. Louis) tried to solve the insurance problem to join the national team early, but Darvish Yu (San Diego) was the only one who joined the national team early.

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