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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters star Shohei Otani is shell-shocked by his injury withdrawal from the World Baseball Classic, saying on Friday he is sorry and is struggling to stay motivated.

The slugging ace, currently at spring trainingwith the Japan Series champions Fighters, has had to pull out of baseball’s international showpiece with a right-ankle injury he suffered last fall that has not improved.

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