Every move of starting FA’s biggest fish, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, is drawing attention.
According to the LA Times, Yamamoto planned to watch the NFL game between the New Orleans Saints and the LA Rams at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, on the 22nd (Korea time), but suddenly canceled it.
On this day, Yamamoto was listed on the Rams’ list of celebrities visiting the stadium.
Interestingly, Shohei Ohtani, Yamamoto’s Japanese national team teammate and recently agreed to a 10-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, was also scheduled to attend the game.
The LA Times reported that the two players planned to watch the game in the owner’s suite.
Citing sources, J.P. Hunstra, a reporter for “The Dodger Nation,” said Ohtani invited Yamamoto to the game on this day, and Yamamoto tried to comply with the invitation, but was unable to join.
It is not known exactly why Yamamoto canceled the game.
One guess is possible. It is possible that it was a measure to block the creation of unnecessary rumors by creating a picture with Ohtani.월카지노
Ohtani also participated in the presentation when Yamamoto visited Dodger Stadium and encouraged Yamamoto to join the Dodgers.
If those two watch the game together, it could lead to unnecessary rumors that Yamamoto has made up his mind to choose the Dodgers.
In addition to the Dodgers, the Philadelphia Phillies, the San Francisco Giants, the New York Mets, the New York Yankees, and the Toronto Blue Jays are reportedly seriously considering recruiting the 25-year-old pitcher.
Yamamoto pitched in 172 games in seven seasons with the Orix Buffaloes in the Japanese professional baseball league, recording 70 wins and 29 losses with a 1.82 ERA.
He has two Pacific League MVPs, three Sawamura Awards, and three triple crowns, and contributed to Japan’s victory at the 2019 Premier 12, 2021 Tokyo Olympics, and 2023 World Baseball Classic.