Thursday, December 1, 2016

2017 WBC: Team Korea (Update)

The 2017 World Baseball Classic roster for Team Korea was announced a few weeks ago. Since that time there have been some changes in players due to off season surgeries. The first official change came in the form of relief pitcher Lee Yong-chan (이용찬) of the Doosan Bears. He is underwent elbow surgery on November 15th and he is expected to be out of action for up to 6 months.

His replacement was announced yesterday, November 30th. He will be replaced by Shim Chang-min (심창민) of the Samsung Lions. During the season, he appeared in 62 games and posted and ERA of 2.97, 25 saves, and 4 holds.

Shim Chang-min

Another player, Jeong Keun-woo (정근우), of the Hanhwa Eagles is underwent surgery on November 29th and he will also be out of the 2017 WBC. His replacement has not been announced. There are possibilities for more changes over the next 1 or 2 months since the finalized roster isn't expected to be submitted until sometime in February.


  1. I can't wait until the rest of the rosters are announced - I'm always curious to see who will be participating and who will be suiting up for who.

  2. It's always interesting to see who is playing and where. I love tournaments like the WBC. It's a good chance to see a lot of great players representing their countries.