Ranger Suarez (Philadelphia Phillies) of the Venezuelan baseball team failed to participate in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC).
MLB.com and others reported on the 11th (Korean time), “Suarez returned to Philadelphia after feeling tight in his left forearm.”
Suárez was planning to represent Venezuela at the WBC.
After joining the national team, he started as a starter in the practice game between Venezuela and the Houston Astros on the 9th, recording 3 hits, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts and 1 run in 1⅔ innings.
The problem is that after starting against Houston, I felt discomfort in my left forearm. 바카라
Eventually, Suárez left the Venezuelan national team and returned to the Philadelphia camp.
Not a serious injury. Suárez explained, “I’m fine. The team isn’t too worried. I just wanted to check.”
Philadelphia coach Rob Thompson also said, “Suárez has a little pain in his forearm,” and “I’m sure it’s not a big deal.”
As he took a well-deserved break, he had no choice but to give up the WBC.
Now, Suarez’s goal is to recover by Opening Day and not miss the start of the season.
Suárez posted his first double-digit win last year, 5 years into his big league debut, with a 10-7 record and 3.65 earned run average. His career record is 25-15 with 7 holds and 4 saves with a 3.12 earned run average.
Meanwhile, Venezuela will start the WBC on the 12th with the Dominican Republic in the first round of Group D.