Otani’s first bullpen session at camp, up to 145 km/h.
Shohei Otani (27, LA Angels), who is once again challenging the “Lee Do-ryu” this season, is preparing to return to the pitcher in earnest 토토사이트
Otani held a bullpen pitching on February 19 (Korean time) at Diablo Stadium in Tempe, Arizona, the Angels’ spring camp site.
Otani threw 27 balls in the bullpen on the day. The maximum speed was 90 miles (approximately 144.8 km/h). According to Angels manager Joe Madden, Otani threw up to 95 miles (about 152.9 km/h) during off-season pitching practice, but recorded a rather low speed on the day.
Otani played two games as a pitcher last year, but gave up seven runs in 1.2 innings, recording one loss and a 37.80 ERA without a win. After taking the mound on August 3, he suffered pain in his right arm and had to play only as a batter in the remaining season.
Otani, who finished pitching the bullpen, expressed confidence in his physical condition in the interview. “My arms are much better than they were last year,” Otani said. He also said about the low arrest, “It’s the first bullpen pitching I threw in a uniform this year, so I’m not worried about the arrest at all.”
Meanwhile, Otani is trying again to work as both a pitcher, which he briefly abandoned last year. In response to the question of hitting, he said, “I’ve been practicing batting for the off-season and I have a good swing feeling,” signaling a good performance in hitting.