Tampa Bay catcher Christian Betancourt (31) wore the uniforms of numerous baseball teams, including the NC Dinos of the KBO League in 2019. 메이저사이트 He also has various positions such as pitcher, infielder, and outfielder. There are several uniform numbers that have gone through him. He wore No. 27 with Atlanta, No. 50 with NC, No. 23 with Oakland and No. 14 with Tampa Bay.
But for Bethancourt, no number is more special than number 22. Number 22 is the number he, from Panama, decided to wear for the Panama national team at the World Baseball Classic (WBC) to be held next month. MLB.com reported on the 19th (Korean time), “Betancourt changed his uniform number from 27 to 22 in honor of his grandfather Faustino, who passed away early last month.” “This number means his grandfather’s birthday.” .
According to the report, Bethancourt recently said, “It’s important to play for my country.” that’s all for me All players who play for the country must have the same idea.” “It means a little more to me because he changed his WBC national team number to his grandfather’s birthday,” he said.
In this WBC, Panama is in Group A along with Chinese Taipei, Netherlands, Cuba and Italy. Group A will play the first round in Taichung, Taiwan from the 8th to the 12th of next month. Afterwards, the top two teams in Group A will face off against the top two teams in Group B (Korea, Japan, Australia, China, and the Czech Republic) in the quarterfinals in Tokyo, Japan.
Betancourt was named to the Panamanian national team infielder list. In addition, Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jamie Barria, former New York Mets infielder Ruben Tejada, Milwaukee pitcher Harvey Guerra, Colorado pitcher Justin Lawrence, and Washington pitcher Paolo Espino will represent Panama.