Ohtani selected for the opening game for the second year in a row… “Glorious and special”

Los Angeles Angels Shohei Ohtani was dropped as the starter for the opening game for the second consecutive year.

Angels coach Phil Nevin said in a spring camp media interview held at Diablo Stadium in Tempe, Arizona, USA on the 17th (Korean time), “Ohtani announced that he would start as a starting pitcher in the match against the Oakland Athletics on March 31. Ohtani announced on April 8 last year against the Houston

Astros After making his first opening day starter after his major league debut in the game, Ohtani will be the face of the Angels’ opening day for two consecutive years. Ohtani recorded 4 hits, 9 strikeouts and 1 run in 4⅔ innings at the time. This is the first time since Jared Weaver from 2010 to 2015.

Manager Nevin said, “Today, I talked about starting the opening game with Ohtani. He is a very professional player. Everything he does benefits his team. There are many good pitchers, but the opening game selection is a special opportunity that doesn’t come to just anyone. Ohtani also said it was an honor. ” 온라인카지노

At a press conference before training, when asked how he felt about being selected as the starting pitcher for the opening game, Ohtani said, “I’m going to do my best to throw because it’s an honor and special event. Camp is just starting, so I want to prepare well and throw well from now on.”

Ohtani’s starting pitcher for the team’s opening game this season is special because he is in the final year of his contract with the Angels. Ohtani’s ransom is the highest in the major leagues. With expectations that the figure will exceed $500 million, Arte Moreno, the owner of the Angels, will sign an extension contract with Ohtani.

Regarding this, Ohtani said, “Right now, I’m only thinking about the season. I don’t know what the club is like, but I don’t care about the contract. I’m just focusing on preparing for the season. I think it’s the last season, but I don’t know what will happen yet. Right now, I think I’m an Angels player. I am doing it and I want to win the championship with this team the most.”

Meanwhile, Ohtani will participate as the Japanese national team in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) from the 9th of next month. Coach Nevin allowed Ohtani to play for the Japanese national team as a starting pitcher. After pitching live on the 26th, Ohtani plans to pitch in an exhibition game on the 2nd of next month and leave to join the Japanese national team.

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