“It’s my first time playing overseas.” Hayward is excited to visit Korea

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Jason Heyward (34) is waiting for his visit to Korea.마카오토토주소

Hayward, who joined the Dodgers’ spring camp, met with reporters ahead of the spring camp at Camelback Ranch Glendale in Glendale, Arizona, on the 11th (Korea time).

He said, “It is wonderful to share the season of a team with the expectation of winning the World Series,” expressing his thoughts on the atmosphere of the clubhouse, which has more reporters than usual due to Shohei Ohtani’s joining.

In a previous interview, manager Dave Roberts pointed to Hayward as a player who will take questions on behalf of Ohtani, who does not often talk to the media.

“We are teammates, and this is part of the season. It is fun to have a player who understands and enjoys playing in LA and big markets with high expectations,” he said.

When a reporter asked, “Have you ever been to Japan?” he replied, “I’ve never been there,” and laughed, “You’re sure you’re playing in Korea, not Japan, right? I thought the place changed for a moment.”

As he said, the Dodgers will play two consecutive games against the San Diego Padres at Gocheok Sky Dome on March 20 and 21. It is the first game to be held in Korea in Major League history.

“This is the first time to play in a different country (except Canada),” he said, expressing his expectations for the Seoul Series.

“I’m really looking forward to it. I think it’s going to be a great opportunity. I want to see what it looks like to be out of the frame of life for a while. I want to see and enjoy great places there,” he continued.

“Our team has two good teammates (Otani, Yoshinobu Yamamoto) who represented Japan and won the World Baseball Classic title last year. It is also great to see how they will integrate into the new team. The opponent team San Diego has Yu Darvish, who played with Chicago. I think it is great to show our baseball there,” he said of his teammates to play with and old teammates to play against.

It’s great to play in a strange country, but flying over 12 hours will be a considerable challenge for them.

When asked how he would spend his long flight time, he said, “I will follow what others do. I will try my best to relax as much as possible,” adding that he would focus on rest and recovery.

Joining the big league roster after joining the Dodgers as an invited player for a camp last season, he made a comeback in 124 games with a batting average of 0.269 with a batting average of 0.340 with 15 homers and 40 RBIs. Based on this success, he agreed to a one-year, nine-million-dollar contract with the Dodgers this season.

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