Masanao Yoshida of the Red Sox of the Major League Baseball held a press conference at the camp site in Fort Myers, Florida, and reflected on the WBC = World Baseball Classic victory, saying, "There was a lot of pressure to carry the country on my back, but it was good that I was able to play with the weight of each pitch."

On the 24th, Yoshida started the opening match for the first time after winning the WBC as the fourth and left fielder.

His first at-bat was a foreball, his second was a short ball, and his third was a short fly, and he was replaced in the seventh inning and had a two-hit no-hitter in the first game of his comeback.

In a press conference before the match, Yoshida commented on his WBC victory, saying, "There was a lot of pressure to carry my country, but it was a good experience for me to be able to play while feeling the weight of each ball.

On his first year in the big leagues and leaving the team's camp to participate in the tournament, he said, "It was a difficult choice, but I chose it because I thought it was not a negative thing, and I came back with more than 1 at-bats, and it was great for me to be able to play in a battle that I couldn't lose."

When asked about his fall the moment he jumped off the bench after winning the championship, he said, "Everyone was watching the showdown between Trout and Ohtani, so I didn't think they were paying attention to that. I think it was probably the best performance."

Padres pitcher Yu Darvish, who also won the WBC, made adjustments by playing catch and shadow pitching at the Arizona camp.

The Padres announced today that left-handed pitcher Snell will serve as the Opening Day pitcher, ending Darvish's third consecutive Opening Day pitcher, but he will pitch in a practice game against the minor leagues on the 3th to prepare for the season.

Yoshitomo Tsutsuka, who is participating in the Rangers' camp as an invited player, pitched a two-hit no-hitter in the opening game against the Cubs, and was not on the 2-man roster of his MLB contract.

Tsutsuka is expected to play for a minor league team, saying, "I'm just going to keep doing what I've always done."