Still catching up on some of the WBC news from the past few days….
- Manny Machado has confirmed he’s in for Team Dominican next year. The same goes for Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
- Luis Urueta, who managed Team Colombia in 2017, will return in 2023. His usual job is as a coach in the Diamondbacks system. By the way, Edgar Renteria is the general manager for Team Colombia.
- Samurai Japan skipper Hideki Kuriyama is currently taking a tour of the USA to visit potential players, such as Shohei Ohtani and Seiya Suzuki.
- Team Pakistan continues to introduce their team for the qualifiers on Twitter, including Sandhu Shaan Tahir, who plays college baseball in Japan. Also introduced: high school infielder Zan Von Schlegell.
- If you’ve played high-level baseball and have any connections to Argentina, their team wants to hear from you!
- Major League Baseball is inspecting other stadiums in Taiwan for use in warmup games, practices, etc.
- Finally, in business news, Japanese logistics company Nippon Express has signed on as a sponsor for the tournament.