Tommy Hyeon-su Edman (28, St. Louis Cardinals), who was selected for the Korean national baseball team for the first time as a mixed-race player, digested his first practice this season in an exhibition game for his team. 

Edmon started as the first hitter and shortstop in the 2023 Major League Baseball exhibition game against the Washington Nationals held at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, Florida, USA on the 26th (Korean time) and recorded no hits in two at-bats.

Edmund came out as the lead batter in the bottom of the first inning and struck out opposing starting pitcher Mackenzie Gore (24). In the second at-bat in the bottom of the 3rd inning, the changed pitcher, Willie Peralta (34), threw a fly ball to center fielder.

Edmund subsequently completed his first appearance in an exhibition game when he was substituted with a defensive start in the top of the 4th inning. He plans to focus on improving his game sense in demonstration games until his arrival in Korea, which is expected on March 2nd.

Edman was born to a Korean immigrant mother, Kwak Kyung-ah, and an American father, John Edman. He currently has American citizenship, but in accordance with the World Baseball Classic (WBC) rules, which allow him to choose one of his parents’ home countries to compete, in this 2023 WBC, he will wear a Taegeuk mark and hit the ground.먹튀검증

Edmund is currently evaluated as a high-level infielder in the American Major League. After stepping on the big league stage for the first time in the 2019 season, he has recorded a batting average of 0.269, 471 hits, 40 homers, 175 RBIs and 79 stolen bases in 459 games until last year.

In the 2021 season, he won the National League Gold Glove for second baseman and was recognized for his best defense in the big leagues.

In the 2023 WBC national team led by coach Lee Kang-cheol (57), Kim Ha-seong (28, San Diego Padres) is likely to form a keystone combination with shortstop and Edmon as second baseman.

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