The Major League Baseball will start on the 8th of Japan time, with Shohei Ohtani of the Angels and Yu Darvish of the Padres as the opening pitchers.

Otani is expected to play as the first pitcher and designated hitter in history.

Angels Otani, who won the American League MVP = Most Valuable Player last season, will face the Astros, who won the American League last season, at his home base.

Otani is in perfect condition, saying that he is in perfect condition as a batter with a batting average of 20% and 8 minutes in the open game, hitting three home runs, and making smooth adjustments as a pitcher. We are celebrating the 5th season of the Major League Baseball.

This is the first time for a major league baseball player to serve as the opening pitcher, and due to the rules introduced this season, he is scheduled to participate in the dual wield style of pitching as a starting pitcher and a designated hitter for the first time in history.

Padres Yu Darvish opening pitcher for the second consecutive year

Padres's Darvish is the third opening pitcher for the second year in a row and will start the Diamondbacks match at his opponent's home base.

As a batter, Seiya Suzuki, who joined the Cubs from professional baseball Hiroshima, will make his major league debut in a match against Brewers at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

Yoshitomo Tsutsugo of Pirates, who is in the third year of the major league, is appointed mainly in the 4th in the open game, and has a good batting average of 30%, 3 minutes and 3 minutes, and will face the cardinals game at the opponent's home base.

Red Sox pitcher Hirokazu Sawamura has postponed the opening match against the Yankees on the 8th of Japan time the next day due to bad weather.

NHK will broadcast the opening game of the Angels, where Otani will start, from 10:05 am, and the opening game of Suzuki's Cubs from 3:15 am on BS1.