劉致榮手臂傷退出12強中華隊 左投王宗豪遞補|Liu withdraws from WBSC Premier12, cites arm tightness

【看英文中國郵報學英文】台灣「二刀流」棒球選手劉致榮今(30)宣布因為右手臂緊繃,退出世界12強賽中華隊。

Taiwanese two-way player Liu Chih-jung (劉致榮) confirmed on Wednesday his withdrawal from the Taiwan national team ahead of the WBSC Premier12 (世界棒球12強賽) due to some tightness in his right arm.

同時,台灣投手王宗豪會代替劉致榮參與這次的比賽。

Meanwhile, Taiwanese pitcher, Wang Tsung-hao (王宗豪) will replace Liu for the competition.

劉致榮曾投出最快時速158公里的快速球,近期更獲得10月份舉辦於台中的亞洲棒球錦標賽MVP。

Liu Chih-Jung is known for throwing a 158 km fastball and became the “Most Valuable Player” during this year’s Asian Baseball Championship (亞洲棒球錦標賽), an international competition held in Taichung from Oct. 14 to Oct. 20.

劉致榮曾投出最快時速158公里的快速球,近期更獲得10月份舉辦於台中的亞洲棒球錦標賽MVP。|Liu Chih-Jung is known for throwing a 158 km fastball and became the “Most Valuable Player” during this year’s Asian Baseball Championship (亞洲棒球錦標賽), an international competition held in Taichung from Oct. 14 to Oct. 20. (NOWnews)
劉致榮曾投出最快時速158公里的快速球,近期更獲得10月份舉辦於台中的亞洲棒球錦標賽MVP。|Liu Chih-Jung is known for throwing a 158 km fastball and became the “Most Valuable Player” during this year’s Asian Baseball Championship (亞洲棒球錦標賽), an international competition held in Taichung from Oct. 14 to Oct. 20. (NOWnews)

第二屆世界12強賽將會於十一月二號至十七號在日本、墨西哥、台灣和南韓開打。這場國際比賽正好碰上奧運棒球項目回歸,因此,這屆12強賽將決定中華隊是否能取得2020東京奧運參賽資格門票。

The second WBSC Premier12 event will be held from Nov. 2 to 17 in Japan, Mexico, Taiwan, and South Korea. The international competition coincides with the return of baseball to the 2020 Summer Olympics; it will be the first time that the tournament serves as a qualifier for the Olympic Games.

劉致榮曾投出最快時速158公里的快速球,近期更獲得10月份舉辦於台中的亞洲棒球錦標賽MVP。|Liu Chih-Jung is known for throwing a 158 km fastball and became the “Most Valuable Player” during this year’s Asian Baseball Championship (亞洲棒球錦標賽), an international competition held in Taichung from Oct. 14 to Oct. 20. (Courtesy of Capture@)
劉致榮曾投出最快時速158公里的快速球,近期更獲得10月份舉辦於台中的亞洲棒球錦標賽MVP。|Liu Chih-Jung is known for throwing a 158 km fastball and became the “Most Valuable Player” during this year’s Asian Baseball Championship (亞洲棒球錦標賽), an international competition held in Taichung from Oct. 14 to Oct. 20. (Courtesy of Capture@)

中華隊取得2020東京奧運資格有兩個途徑:第一個途徑是在明年三月的「美洲區資格賽」奪冠,第二個途徑是在今年11月份的「12強賽」取得「亞洲/大洋洲(日本除外)排名最高」。

Two quota spots will be allocated, with the top finisher from the Americas territory earning one spot, and the best team from the Asia/Oceania region (excluding Japan which already qualified as host).