Japan is also very curious about Korean-American Tommy Edman (28, St. Louis Cardinals) of the Korean national team. 안전놀이터
On the 14th (Korean time), Edmund met with reporters at Jupiter Rogerdine Stadium in Florida, USA where the St. Louis Cardinals spring training was held.
“I will meet the Korean national team in Seoul and move to Japan. he’ll be a little busy But I’m really looking forward to it,” said Edmund, who is looking forward to joining the Korean national team. Interest in him is not limited to Korean reporters.
A Japanese reporter who came to the St. Louis campground also asked Edman a question. A Japanese reporter asked Edman, “What was his first reaction when he heard that he had become the representative of Korea?”
“It was really exciting,” Edman said. It was a great honor for me to be the first because this year is the first year for a non-Korean-born player to play for the national baseball team.”
Then, the Japanese reporter asked an additional question, “Which Japanese team player are you most wary of?” To this question, Edmon replied “Ohtani” and laughed. “He is the best player in the major leagues,” Edman said. I am excited to see him play in Tokyo, Japan, his home country.”
The Japanese reporter went on to ask, “Do you know any other Japanese players besides Ohtani?” Edman mentioned Chicago Cubs outfielder Seiya Suzuki and San Diego Padres pitcher Yu Darvish.
“I once played against Cubs Suzuki,” Edmund said. And he also met Darvish in Chicago a few times in 2019 when I was first called up to the big leagues. We met a few times after he went to the San Diego Padres. These two are the (Japanese) players I have seen the most in America.”
Edmon, who debuted in the big leagues in 2019 and recorded a batting average of .269, 40 homers and 175 RBIs in 459 games until last season. Ahead of the WBC tournament, he said, “I am very confident. I know that Korea has put together a good team and has a good chance to go higher in the tournament. I look forward to it,” he said.