Baseball: Swallows catcher Nakamura to be part of Japan WBC squad

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Yakult Swallows catcher Yuhei Nakamura revealed Tuesday he will be part of the Japan squad for the upcoming World Baseball Classic, having learned of his selection in a phone call with skipper Hideki Kuriyama late last year.

Practicing with the Swallows in Matsuyama on the western main island of Shikoku, the 32-year-old Nakamura said he hoped to contribute to Japan winning its third championship at the March 8-21 WBC.

“I want to do my best to help Kuriyama-san so we can become world champions,” Nakamura said. “I want to prepare well.”

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