Hiroshima Carp infielder Kosuke Tanaka was named as the 28th and final player in Japan’s World Baseball Classic squad, the team announced Saturday.

Last season, the 27-year-old shortstop played every inning of all 143 regular-season games for Central League champion Hiroshima.

He was the MVP of the CL Climax Series after going 10-for-12 with a homer and four RBIs in four games against the Yokohama BayStars.

Tanaka hit .265 with 13 home runs and 28 stolen bases from the leadoff spot during the regular season.

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