‘MLB → NPB → KBO’ foreign pitcher, “Japan was confused about the bunt even for the 4th hitter”

SSG Landers new foreign pitcher Eni Romero (32) compared the camps in Korea and Japan.

Romero, who is preparing for his KBO league debut wearing an SSG uniform, met Korean reporters after pitching in the bullpen on the 11th (Korean time).

After pitching the bullpen at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex in Vero Beach, Florida, USA, where the 2023 SSG spring camp is located, he said, “It was my second pitching, and it was much better than the first. He is adjusting to the team. The ball is also different from the major league ball and the Japanese pro league ball, so I am adapting.”

SSG replaced all three foreign players after winning the combined championship last season. Two new pitchers and one hitter were hired. Romero joined the last of them.

Born in the Dominican Republic, Romero joined the Tampa Bay Rays in 2008 and made his first major league debut in 2013. Through 2018, he went 4-6 with a 5.12 earned run average in 137 major league games, going through the Washington Nationals, Pittsburgh Pirates and Kansas City Royals.

In 2019, he moved to Chunichi Dragons in Japan. That year, he was the team’s starting pitcher, going 8-10 with a 4.26 earned run average in 21 games and 116⅓ innings. After that, he moved the team to Chiba Lotte Marines in 바카라사이트, 2021, and in 2022, he pitched 7 innings and 1 run in the home opener and recorded an ERA of 3.36 in 20 games.

Romero, who experienced both the American and Japanese leagues, looked back, saying, “I first started playing baseball in the United States, but I also had a lot to learn in Japan. It was a great experience in his life.”

I felt the difference while playing baseball in the US and Japan. He said, “Unlike the United States, in Japan, even the 4th hitter bunt was very confusing. However, in the process, I learned how to solve the game,” he said.

Although he learned a lot, there were also some difficult parts. While preparing for his debut in the KBO League wearing an SSG uniform, Romero feels the difference between camps while in Japan. Romero said, “The Japanese

team During the spring camp I experienced in the 2018 Summer Camp, I trained all day without a day off, so it was difficult to arrange my stamina,” he said. I think I will be able to greet the start of the season in the best condition,” he said.

After signing with SSG, Romero also listened to Ivan Nova’s advice. Romero said, “I’m usually close

with Nova as an older brother and younger brother, but after the news of my contract with SSG came out, they contacted me.” I was introduced. Nova also likes Korea so much that she wants to come back, but she is in a situation where she can’t. So she told me, ‘Do well instead.'”

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