Yoshida and Nootbaar added to Japan’s WBC roster by MLB

New Boston Pink Sox outfielder Masataka Yoshida and St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Lars Nootbaar had been among the many newest gamers to be added to Japan’s World Baseball Basic roster on Thursday.

Supervisor Hideki Kuriyama, who’s seeking to lead Samurai Japan to their third championship and first since 2009, rounded out his 30-man roster with Yoshida, Nootbaar and 16 residence stars.

Kuriyama introduced the primary 12 gamers in early January, together with two-way star Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels, San Diego Padres pitcher Yu Darvish, and Chicago Cubs outfielder Seiya Suzuki.

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