Ohtani joins the Japanese national team in March
Ohtani Shohei (29, LA Angels), who conquered the major leagues with a double job as a pitcher, will also be a pitcher and hitter at the World Baseball Classic (WBC), which will be held in March.
However, Ohtani’s early joining of the Japanese baseball team was unsuccessful. Ohtani plans to join the Japanese squad only in March when the WBC is held.
Major Japanese media reported on the 5th that the Japanese baseball team’s field training will be held from the 17th. Dan Ohtani added that he would join the Japanese squad late.
Ohtani is scheduled to head to Japan after joining the Los Angeles Angels’ spring training starting in the middle of this month, appearing in an exhibition game in early March.
Regarding this, Los Angeles Angels general manager Perry Minassian mentioned that Ohtani will be heading to Japan on March 2nd. In other words, Ohtani will participate in training with the Japanese national team from March 3rd.
In addition, general manager Minassian mentioned that there are no restrictions on Ohtani’s double career as a WBC pitcher. As a result, Ohtani is free to double as a pitcher in the WBC.
The Los Angeles Angels will play an exhibition game starting on the 26th. There are 4 games from the 26th to March 1st. Ohtani is expected to play one of these games. 메이저놀이터
The WBC Korea-Japan match will be held on March 10th. Although Ohtani’s early joining of the Japanese national team has failed, there is ample time for conditioning.