Shohei Ohtani (29), who has become the leading star of the Los Angeles Dodgers, is expected to participate in the opening game of the 2024 Major League Baseball (MLB) regular season held in Seoul without any problems.At a press conference held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California on the 15th (Korean time), Ohtani said, “I started batting training last week,” and “I am maintaining my pace well to prepare for the opening game.” .In addition, he added, “If we complete the spring camp and exhibition games as scheduled, we will be able to fully prepare for the opening game.”The MLB Secretariat, which held opening games around the world to globalize and promote baseball, decided in July that the venue for next year’s season opening game would be Seoul.Infielder Kim Ha-seong’s team, the San Diego Padres, and Park Chan-ho and Ryu Hyun-jin’s team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, will hold their official opening game in Seoul from March 20th to 21st next year.

Meanwhile, the 2024 MLB opening series became a hot topic as superstar Ohtani recently signed a 10-year contract with the Dodgers worth a total of $700 million.Otani played his first regular league game after his transfer not in the United States or Japan, but in Korea.It is highly likely that the opening series between San Diego and the Dodgers will be held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, the only dome stadium in Korea.However, there was a question mark over whether Otani would participate.This is because Otani is not in normal condition after undergoing elbow surgery last September.Due to the aftermath of surgery, Ohtani will only play as a batsman in 2024, and will return as a pitcher in 2025.However, Otani announced his intention to participate in the opening game by introducing his current physical condition and training process at the press conference upon joining the team.The ‘Seoul Opening Series’ in which Ohtani will participate is expected to receive great attention from baseball fans around the world.The game will be broadcast live across the 무료슬롯게임 United States by sports channel ESPN.

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