Roki Sasaki (Chiba Lotte Marines), who has announced his intention to challenge the major leagues, has been photographed wearing a San Diego Padres training uniform.
Dodger Nation, which focuses on LA Dodgers news, said on July 7 (KST), “Roki Sasaki, who is interested in the Dodgers, was photographed wearing a San Diego Padres training uniform on social media.”
In the photo, Sasaki was wearing a San Diego Padres short-sleeved T-shirt and shorts. It was reportedly a gift from Darvish Yu to Sasaki.
“San Diego ace Darvish presented Sasaki with a training outfit and started the process of signing him,” the outlet said, adding, 안전놀이터 “Sasaki re-signed after many discussions with the club regarding his future in the major leagues. He is a player who will be in the major leagues in the future.”
“Shohei Ohtani or Yoshinobu Yamamoto should send Sasaki some Dodger baseball gear (like Darvish, who gave him a San Diego training uniform).”
Meanwhile, Roki Sasaki, who was highly touted as a high school junior with a fastball that reached up to 163 mph, is 19-10 with a 2.00 ERA in 46 career starts since making his professional debut in 2021.
He has never reached the 10-win plateau since his debut, but on April 10, 2022, he became Japan’s youngest pitcher (20 years, 5 months) with a perfect game against the Orix Buffaloes, striking out 19 batters in nine innings. The 19 strikeouts were a Japanese record and the 13 consecutive batters he retired was a world first.
Roki Sasaki made his debut in the 5th World Baseball Classic (WBC) last March and impressed Major League Baseball clubs with a fastball that reached a maximum speed of 164 kilometers per hour. On April 28, he tied the Japanese record for fastest fastball by a pitcher when he hit 165 km against the Orix.
Roki Sasaki made headlines last year when he requested a major league posting on Dec. 10. However, the club did not respond. It meant that the club would not allow Roki Sasaki to be posted.
Since he is only in his third year,
He is limited to the minimum salary, and the club will only receive a small amount of money for the post. “If it were me, I would feel like I should give back to the club a little more,” said Lotte coach Masato Chiba Yoshii.
In the aftermath of the club’s ban, salary negotiations stalled and there were even reports that the team had dropped out of the Nippon Professional Baseball Organization.
“It’s been my dream to play in the major leagues since I was a kid,” says Roki Sasaki, who re-signed with the team just before the start of spring training. 카지노사이트 추천 I’ve been talking to the club about it every year, and they’ve been understanding. I would love to play in the major leagues in the future, but I want to focus on this season first.”