Two new foreign fielders from professional baseball Rakuten, who had been delayed in coming to Japan due to the influence of the new coronavirus, joined the 1st Army from the 23rd and talked about their enthusiasm at the press conference.
Infielder Brandon Dixon from the United States and outfielder Rusney Castillo from Cuba, both of whom have experience in Major League Baseball, joined Rakuten's 1st Army.
The two were delayed in entering Japan due to the effects of the new coronavirus, but they came to Japan on March 29, and after a two-week quarantine period, they have continued to make adjustments in the games of the two armies.
Then, on the 23rd, both of them were registered as participants in the 1st Army and held a press conference at Rakuten Seimei Park Miyagi in Sendai City.
Of these, Dixon, who has a long hitting ability, is a utility player who can defend multiple positions in defense. "The process up to this point was very difficult and long, but I am excited to join the team. I play hard. I want to bring out the characteristics of this, "he said with enthusiasm.
In addition, Castillo vowed to play an active role, saying, "I'm really happy to finally be in the 1st army. I want you to see both speed and power."
As of 22nd, Rakuten has a batting average of 4th in the league, and it will be interesting to see if the batting average will be activated by the addition of two players.