According to Japanese media, the Japanese national team plans to cover necessary expenses such as injury insurance after discussing with the WBC (World Baseball Classic) organizing committee for the early joining of major league players.
The WBC organizing committee purchases insurance against major league players’ injuries, but additional insurance premiums are levied for players who join the national team early before a set point. Japan will bear this.
Five members of the Japanese national team are major leaguers: Yu Darvish (San Diego Padres), Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels), Seiya Suzuki (Chicago Cubs), Las Nutba (St. Louis Cardinals), and Masataka Yoshida (Boston Red Sox). The official joining date for major leaguers’ Group B national teams, such as Korea and Japan, set by the WBC Organizing Committee is March 4th. In other words, the country must bear the additional insurance premiums incurred by entering the previous national team.
The same goes for Korea. The KBO Rules’ ‘National Team Operation Regulations’ clearly state the contents related to this.
According to Article 17 토토사이트 of the relevant regulation, ‘KBO prepares for injuries, accidents, and diseases of players that may occur during the call-up period of the national team in accordance with the National Insurance Act for players belonging to the KBO and in accordance with the insurance subscription standards of the relevant league for players active in overseas leagues. It is said that insurance is provided within the budget of the KBO.
The WBC team, led by coach Lee Kang-cheol, will train at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona, from the 14th to the 27th. For example, if Ha-seong Kim (San Diego Padres) joins from the 14th, the KBO will pay insurance premiums for 18 days until March 3rd according to the major league insurance subscription standards.
However, there is little chance that major leaguers from the Korean national team, such as Kim Ha-seong, Choi Ji-man (Pittsburgh Pirates), and Tommy Edman (St. Louis Cardinals), will join the Arizona training early. Regarding this, KBO said, “If the major league club permits the player to join the national team early and requests for insurance premiums, it can be reviewed.” This means that there is no plan to go ahead and ask the WBC Organizing Committee like the Japanese team did.
However, even if the WBC organizing committee agrees to join the national team early, the major league club must approve it and the player himself, who is a member of the major league players union, must agree.
In any case, considering the ransom of national team players ranging from hundreds of millions to tens of billions of won, injuries that occur during WBC training and competitions are a huge loss to the team and the players themselves. Even if treatment and rehabilitation expenses are covered by the insurance money of the KBO and WBC organizers, they will inevitably act as a fatal negative factor in terms of team strength and individual player careers.
At the time of the 1st WBC in 2006, Kim Dong-joo of the Doosan Bears fractured his shoulder blade while headfirst sliding to first base in a game against Taiwan, giving up the rest of the tournament and having to spend time in treatment and rehabilitation until August of that year. did. Doosan, who finished runner-up in the Korean Series the previous year, failed in the postseason that year, and Kim Dong-ju returned in mid-August and only hit 0.250 in 43 games. Excluding 2013, his retirement season, it was Kim Dong-joo’s ‘career’ season.
The total ransom of the 30 national team players is about 195 billion won, including long-term contracts, incentives, and options, excluding the four non-contractors. It is the highest level for the total ransom of the national team in history.