Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Dodgers of the American Major League showed strong confidence in participating in the 2024 MLB opening game in Seoul.
MLB.com announced on the 4th (Korean time),
“Ohtani, who is rehabbing after undergoing right elbow surgery,
will start as the designated hitter in the opening game of the Seoul Series.”
Ohtani participated in the Dodgers Fan Festival held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, and said,
“I am confident that I will play in the opening game. 카지노사이트원
I am currently completing my rehabilitation schedule well.
It is neither fast nor slow, but it will not be a problem to fit in for the opening game.” said.
This year’s official opening game of the Major League is scheduled to be held on March 20 at Gocheok Sky Dome in Guro-gu, Seoul.
The Dodgers will play a two-game series against Ha-seong Kim’s San Diego Padres at Gocheok Dome on March 20th and 21st.
Ohtani signed a 10-year, $700 million (approximately 925.5 billion won) contract with the Dodgers after the 2023 season.
Ohtani underwent elbow surgery in September of last year.
Although there were Japanese media discouraging him from participating in the Seoul Series,
Otani promised to “play in the Seoul Series” at the first Dodgers official event this year.
In an interview with reporters from the U.S. and Japan, Ohtani said,
“I am handling tee betting and toss betting at 100%.
When spring camp begins, I will hit pitches thrown by pitching machines or batting ball pitchers.
I am confident that I will participate in the opening game immediately.”
“Although I cannot do pitching training, there are no restrictions on hitting training.
I am carrying out rehabilitation training well within the ‘safe range’ of not overdoing it,” he said.