The final failure to join the Japanese camp… The club is OK, Otani WBC ‘Double Swords’ participation confirmed
On the 5th (Korean time), Los Angeles Angels general manager Perry Minassian held an interview with reporters at the Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA to unveil a new uniform for the 2023 season. I brought up a story about Shohei.
Ohtani had 138 hits, 46 homers, 100 RBIs, 103 points, 26 stolen bases, a batting average of 0.257 OPS 0.965, and 9 wins, 2 losses, and an ERA of 3.18 as a pitcher in 155 games in 2021. At the same time, he was selected as the American League MVP by unanimous decision.
His performance did not stop at one season. Ohtani recorded 160 hits, 34 home runs, 95 RBIs, 90 points, 11 stolen bases, and a batting average of 0.273 OPS of 0.875 in 157 games as a hitter last year, and 15 wins, 9 losses, and an ERA of 2.33 in 28 games as a pitcher. His at-bat performance declined slightly, but his performance on the mound improved markedly. 메이저놀이터
2023 is a very important year for Ohtani. Because Ohtani will become his first free agent (free agent) in his career after his season is over. He also joined the Japanese national team for the World Baseball Classic (WBC), which will be held in March. His good performance in the regular season, as well as the WBC, will go on a two-rabbit hunt.
The Japanese national team will start full-scale training in Miyazaki, Japan on the 17th. Currently, Japan is hoping that players playing in the major leagues will participate in the Miyazaki camp and work together. Japan recently finished preparing to pay premiums through discussions with WBCI (World Baseball Classic Inc.), the organizing committee of the WBC, so that major leaguers could join at an early stage.
However, Ohtani is expected to join the Japanese national team after building up his body at the Los Angeles Angels spring camp and participating in practice games. According to Japan’s ‘Sankei Sports’, general manager Minasian said, “There may be some differences, but Ohtani will probably be able to go to Japan on March 1st.” .
In the end, Ohtani was able to join the national team only after the Miyazaki camp was over, but at the WBC, he will be able to see himself playing ‘two swords’. The Angels plan not to touch Ohtani much when he gets on the mound as well as at bat.
“I’m not worried about innings or pitches at all,” Minassian general manager said. “I’ll be tuning with Ohtani in Arizona soon, and I’m preparing for the season. Ohtani is doing everything he needs,” he said. expressed his belief.
Continuing, general manager Minassian said, “Ohtani will participate in the WBC as a dual wielder. This is up to the national team to think.”