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“To hit the opponent Seung-hwan Oh with an extra-large shot…” Japan’s Hanshin, excited to join the Dominican slugger

Yohan Mieses (27, Dominican Republic), who hit a wedge home run against the closer Oh Seung-hwan (Samsung) of the Korean baseball team in the bronze medal match at the Tokyo Olympics last year, wears the uniform of the Hanshin Tigers of the Japanese professional baseball team.

Japan’s ‘Nikkan Sports’ said on the 15th, “The Hanshin Tigers signed a contract with outfielder Yohan Mieses for the 2023 season. His uniform number is 55, and his estimated annual salary is 70 million yen (approximately 660 million won),” it was reported.

Mieses said through the Hanshin club, “I sincerely thank the Hanshin Tigers for giving me the opportunity to go to Japan again. I am grateful that I can play baseball, which I love, in good health for a long time, and I will do my best to play for the team in Japan. I am already looking forward to meeting Japanese fans.”

Mieses, a right-handed hitter from the Dominican Republic, played nine seasons in the minor leagues only. His career record is 793 games batting average 2.4 3 Lee 140 home runs 427 RBI OPS .775, and this year, he left 60 games batting average 2.7 1 Lee, 12 home runs, 35 RBI OPS .924 in 60 games at Triple-A under the Boston Red Sox. Limited to Triple-A, he batted 2.5s, 26 homers, 78 RBIs, and an OPS of .845 in 141 games over three seasons. 토토사이트

He is familiar to domestic fans as a player who hit a home run in the bronze medal match against Korea at the Tokyo Olympics held last year. Mieses, as the fifth hitter for the Dominican Republic at the time, hit a two-run home run against Oh Seung-hwan in the eighth inning, contributing to the team’s bronze medal win.

Nikkan Sports evaluated, “Mieses has no major league career, but at the Olympics, he showed off his presence by striking an oversized arch against Oh Seung-hwan, who was a closer for the Hanshin Tigers.”

The Hanshin command tower also expressed great expectations for Mieses’ long hitting power. Hanshin coach Akinobu Okada said, “Mieses is a player who fired an extra-large shot against Oh Seung-hwan. He said, “If you hit the center well, the batted ball flies away,” he said. “The appearance also looks very unique. He looks powerful,” giving a passing grade to his first impression.