Shohei Otani (29, LA Angels) of Japan showed a good appearance in his first appearance after returning to his team. He was selected as the MVP of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC). 안전놀이터
On the 25th, Ohtani started the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks’ minor league team held at the Angels’ spring camp in Tempe, Arizona, USA, and recorded 4 hits and 1 run in 4⅔ innings. He struck out eight and allowed a run on a home run.
After finishing the WBC, Ohtani was scheduled to start the MLB exhibition game against the San Diego Padres on the 25th and then the opening game against the Oakland Athletics on the 31st, but the Angels changed his pitching schedule to a minor league game so that he could pitch in a more comfortable situation.
Ohtani said, “I was almost ready for the WBC,” and “Today, I prioritized what I wanted to check, such as the number of pitches and the pitch clock.”