Rays Tsutsuka "Preparing for the Opening" Major League First Year Start February 19 6:01
Yoshitomo Tsutsuka, who moved from professional baseball and DeNA to the major league raise, entered the camp in Florida on the 18th and started the first year of the major league. "I want to prepare for the opening of the major league in good condition." He said enthusiasm.
The 28-year-old Tsutsuka transferred 205 home runs in professional baseball and signed a two-year contract with Raise using the posting system off last season.
Tsutsuka entered the Rays camp in Port Charlotte, Florida on the 18th, and started the season of the first year of the Major League in a uniform with a Raise wearing the number 25 she had worn on DeNA.
Tsutsuka performed 28 runs a total of 28 times after practicing the base run and defense, performing free batting to hit the ball thrown by the coach.
Unlike Japanese practice, the throwing distance is short and the tempo is fast, so at first, I missed and hit the ball, but as I repeated the swing I gradually grabbed the timing and gradually caught the ball, right middle and right I hit four hits over the fence in the direction.
Tsutsuka said, "The practice time is very short compared to Japan, but I was able to spend a lot of time with a lot of content. I want to prepare for the opening in good condition first."
Tsutsuka is recognized by the team for being able to handle the infield and the outfield, and will practice both at the camp.
The raise will begin in the open game four days later, on the 22nd of this month, but Tsutsuka is expected to play early.