Ohtani three-run home run
Practice match between WBC Japan national team and Hanshin Tigers held at Osaka Dome on the 6th. In the top of the third inning, with two outs and runners on first and second base, Japan’s Ohtani hits a three-run home run and is cheering with his teammates.
Shohei Ohtani (29), who transferred to the Los Angeles (LA) Dodgers, contributed to the club’s attempt to recruit Yoshinobu Yamamoto (25).
According to MLB.com and The Athletic on the 14th (Korean time), Ohtani recently attended a meeting between the Dodgers and Yamamoto held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
On this day, ‘Superstar’ Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman, and catcher Will Smith are also said to have been present.
In a situation where competition among MLB clubs to recruit Yamamoto is fierce, it appears to be the Dodgers’ strategy to win Yamamoto’s favor by mobilizing all of the team’s key players.
Yamamoto is receiving a lot of attention from many teams, including recent meetings with the New York Mets, New York Yankees, and San Francisco Giants.
Yamamoto became the first Japanese professional baseball player to win four awards as a pitcher, including multiple wins, ERA, strikeouts, and winning percentage for three consecutive years in the Pacific League. In March of this year, he played in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) with Ohtani.
He threw a mix of splitters and sliders along with fastballs reaching a maximum speed of 160 km/h, and recorded a total of 70 wins, 29 losses, and an ERA of 1.82 over seven seasons.
MLB.com analyzed, “With Ohtani agreeing to an unprecedented salary deferral, the Dodgers have the ability to recruit more star players,” and “To win the championship, they will need Yamamoto as much as their rivals.”
Meanwhile, it has been reported that Otani broke the record for the most sales within 48 hours of the uniform’s release.
Based on statistics from sports clothing retailer Fanatics, MLB stated on social media old Twitter). 토토사이트