Ohtani and opening match starting battery, second-year catcher prospect thrilled “I’m so happy”
American Major League ‘two-hitter’ star Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels) is expected to form a battery with a promising player in the team in the opening game.
American media ESPN said on the 30th (hereinafter Korean time) ahead of the opening of the major leagues in the 2023 season, “Angels manager Phil Nevin said that prospect Logan Ohoff will be the starting catcher in the opening match against the Oakland Athletics.”
The media reported, “Max Stassi, who was a promising starting catcher candidate in the opening game, was placed on the 10-day disabled list due to hip pain.”
Ohhoff, who will form a battery with Ohtani as the starting pitcher for the Angels’ opening game, is a second-year catcher. He made his big league debut last season. He batted 2.8 with 6 runs and 2 RBIs in 5 games last season. Samples are small. In other words, an inexperienced catcher was assigned the opening match against Ohtani.
Ohhoff, who was in charge of the heavy duty, expressed his trembling heart, saying, “It would be a lie if I did not think, ‘What the hell am I doing?'” Still, he said, “But now I’m settled in and I’m really happy that I can start more comfortably.” 카지노
“He worked all winter to get to this position, and he finally got it,” said manager Nevin of Ohoff.
Meanwhile, Ohtani made one mound as a pitcher in this year’s demonstration game. He pitched 2⅓ innings, giving up no runs. He has no appearances after attending the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) competition.
He ran as a batter. Ohtani finished as a hitter in the exhibition game with a 5-for-11 batting average of .455, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts, and an on-base percentage of .538 in 6 games as a batter. After the WBC, he went 3-for-6 with two walks in the game.