Team Korea will look to rebound from a disappointing finish in the World Baseball Classic four years ago with a roster full of fresh new faces. Seunghwan Oh, a right-handed reliever for the Cardinals, is the only Major Leaguer on the team's roster. Pool play begins March 6, in Seoul's
Team Korea will look to rebound from a disappointing finish in the World Baseball Classic four years ago with a roster full of fresh new faces. Seunghwan Oh, a right-handed reliever for the Cardinals, is the only Major Leaguer on the team's roster. Pool play begins March 6, in Seoul's Gocheok Sky Dome -- an 18,000-seat stadium that is the home of the KBO's Nexen Heroes.
While the team usually has the likes of Major Leaguers Shin-Soo Choo, Hyun Soo Kim and Jungho Kang on the roster, Korea will be led this time around by Oh, first baseman Dae-Ho Lee and outfielder Ah-seop Son. Lee currently plays for the Lotte Giants, but he spent the 2016 season in the Mariners' organization. Son garnered some interest from MLB clubs in 2015, but he didn't sign with a team.
:: 2017 World Baseball Classic ::
• World Baseball Classic tickets
• Rules for 2017 Classic
The World Baseball Classic runs from March 6-22. In the U.S., games will air live exclusively in English on MLB Network and on an authenticated basis via MLBNetwork.com/watch, while ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN will provide the exclusive Spanish-language coverage. MLB.TV Premium subscribers in the U.S. will have access to watch every tournament game live on any of the streaming service's 400-plus supported devices. Internationally, the tournament will be distributed across all forms of television, internet, mobile and radio in territories excluding the U.S., Puerto Rico and Japan. Get tickets for games at Marlins Park, Tokyo Dome, Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, Estadio Charros de Jalisco in Mexico, Petco Park, as well as the Championship Round at Dodger Stadium, while complete coverage -- including schedules, video, stats and gear -- is available at WorldBaseballClassic.com.
:: 2017 World Baseball Classic teams ::
Won Jun Chang
Jung Woo Lim
Seung-Hwan Oh, St. Louis Cardinals
Chang Min Sim
Kyu Min Woo
Tae Kyun Kim
Quinn Roberts is a reporter for MLB.com.