Venezuelan second baseman Jose Altuve suffered a fractured finger and will be out for at least two months. Ahead of the semifinals and finals, the third injury has already come out.
On the 19th (hereinafter Korean time), Altuve suffered a thumb fracture after being hit by Daniel Bard’s 95.9 mile tall sinker in the bottom of the 5th inning in the quarterfinals against the United States at the World Baseball Classic (WBC).
Upon arriving at Houston Astros spring training in West Palm Beach, Florida on the 20th, Altuve, who underwent an X-ray and MRI examination and found that he had a broken thumb bone in his right hand, will undergo surgery soon. Local media are predicting at least two months of rehabilitation.
Director Dana Brown of Houston said, “This is a huge loss. Currently, there is no set schedule. The only way to know is when the medical team diagnoses Altuve’s exact condition.” .바카라사이트
Altuve expressed regret, saying, “No one wants to start the season on the injured list because of an injury. I want to control what I can control, but that means recovering quickly and coming back to the team.”
Houston Alex Bregman said, “Altuve is the best baseball player in the world and the leader of our team. It is very unfortunate and regrettable. When I started spring training, I saw that he was in great shape. He went on base every time in the WBC, and he will come back stronger. I believe,” he cheered.
Altuve led the team to the World Series championship last year with a batting average of 0.300, 28 home runs, 57 RBIs, 103 runs scored, 18 stolen bases and an OPS of 0.920.
This is the third time Altuve has been injured during a match in the WBC.
Previously, on the 14th, Canadian first baseman Freddy Freeman hit three times against Colombia, then ran to first base and suffered a hamstring injury, returning to the LA Dodgers camp, and on the 16th, Puerto Rico finisher Edwin Diaz beat the Dominican Republic Immediately after, he injured his knee tendon while holding a ceremony with his teammates and was ruled out for the season.
However, as Freeman returned due to concerns about aggravating his injury, preparations for the opening game are expected to have no problems.
All three injured players in this WBC boast astronomical ransom. Altuve signed a seven-year contract for $163.5 million, Freeman for six years and $162 million, and Diaz for five years and $102 million. A total of 427.5 million dollars (approximately 559 billion won). However, only the clubs belonged to it, and none of them expressed regret about the WBC.