The announcement of Guerrero Jr. is a great boost for the Dominican team, which will try to regain the tournament trophy it won undefeated in 2013.
Starter Vladimir Guerrero Jr. announced this that he will be with the Dominican team in the 2023 World Baseball Classic.
“One flag, all united for the same cause, Dominican champion. Vamo’ pa’ encima. Ready for the Classic”, says Guerrero Jr. in a video published by the Dominican Baseball Federation (Fedobe).
Guerrero Jr., son of Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero, is the first Dominican player to publicly express his willingness to be part of the team that will represent the Dominican Republic in next year’s edition of the tournament of nations.
The 23-year-old starter is one of the centerpieces of the Toronto Blue Jays in the Major Leagues, with whom he finished second in last season’s voting for the Most Valuable Player award.
This season, Guerrero Jr. is hitting for a .283 average, while leading Toronto in home runs (21) and runs batted in (63).
The announcement of Guerrero Jr. is a great boost for the Dominican squad, which will try to regain the tournament trophy it won undefeated in the 2013 edition.
For that purpose, recently, the general manager of the Dominican team, Washington Nationals designated hitter Nelson Cruz, introduced the manager of the tricolor squad, Rodney Linares.
The Dominican Republic is part of Group D for the 2023 edition, along with the teams of Venezuela, Puerto Rico and Israel.