Cardinals’ Wainwright out ‘several weeks’ after suffering groin injury at WBC

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright will miss “several weeks” after suffering a groin strain during an off-field workout with Team USA at the World Baseball Classic, per’s John Denton. .acf-block-preview .instagram-twitter-container { width: 340px; margin: 0 auto; } Wainwright was in line to start his seventh opening day for the Cardinals when … Read more

MLB Roundup: Astros’ Altuve has thumb surgery after WBC injury

Houston Astros star Jose Altuve had surgery Wednesday on his broken right thumb, an injury that occurred in the World Baseball Classic and will significantly delay the second baseman’s 2023 debut. The Astros announced that the 32-year-old Altuve had the procedure done in Houston and will stay there to begin his rehabilitation, with only one … Read more

In ‘awesome’ spring start, Blue Jays’ Berrios rebounds from WBC struggles

DUNEDIN, Fla. – Like so many others, Jose Berrios enjoyed watching the World Baseball Classic’s memorable finish. Shohei Ohtani against Mike Trout with the tournament on the line. It’s a matchup that had Berrios’s full attention. “I mean, that was amazing,” the Toronto Blue Jays right-hander said. “One of the best pitchers against one of … Read more

Shohei Ohtani: Japan’s WBC win the best moment of my life

Mar 21, 2023; Miami, Florida, USA; Japan relief pitcher Shohei Ohtani (16) celebrates after defeating the USA at LoanDepot Park. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports Shohei Ohtani described Japan’s triumph over the United States in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) final as the best moment of his life and said he has already set … Read more

United States’ offence held in check by Japan in WBC final

MIAMI (AP) — As Trea Turner rounded the bases Tuesday night after hitting his fifth home run of the World Baseball Classic, the “M-V-P!” chants roared throughout loanDepot park. Turner’s tournament outing — tied for the most in a single WBC, with a grand slam — was a reminder of how just how stacked this … Read more

Japan’s Shohei Ohtani named WBC MVP after historic performance at plate, on mound

Two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani was named MVP of the 2023 World Baseball Classic after dominating at the plate and on the mound to deliver Japan it’s third championship win. Ohtani batted .435 with one homer, four doubles, eight RBIs and 10 walks as Japan joined the Dominican Republic in 2013 to become the only unbeaten … Read more

‘The dream scenario’: Sports world reacts to Ohtani striking out Trout to win WBC

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WBC to return in March 2026, retaining spring training slot

MIAMI (AP) — The World Baseball Classic will return for its sixth edition in March 2026, with organizers concluding spring training remains a better time than after the World Series or in the middle of the major league season. Speaking before Tuesday night’s final between the United States and Japan, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob … Read more

Ohtani ready to pitch vs Trout, USA in relief at WBC final

MIAMI — That matchup between Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani in the World Baseball Classic may not happen. Japan rallied in the ninth inning to beat Mexico and advance to Tuesday night’s championship game against the United States, but Shota Imanaga will start on the mound for the Samurai Warriors. If Trout is to bat … Read more

Why Japan’s greatest asset makes them dangerous foes for U.S. in WBC final

Stereotypes held by outsiders about Japanese baseball players have slowly eroded as more and more players have made an impact at the MLB level. Hideki Matsui demonstrated NPB was capable of producing true sluggers, Yu Darvish’s physical presence and power arm ran in contrast to many of the pitchability starters the country produced before, and … Read more