"I want to challenge Otani."
Hirano Yoshihisa, a pitcher who challenges the US major league stage to play overseas FA rights in Japan's professional baseball Orix Buffalos, expressed his desire to play Otani Shohei (Los Angeles Angels) through his farewell press conference.
Japanese sports media 'Sports Hoch' reported on the 27th Hirano's farewell press conference.
Hirano has shown his commitment to advance to the US stage as soon as the season is over and has signed a two-year, $ 6 million deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday. It was the moment when American advancement was confirmed.
"I have to show the result," Hirano said at a news conference in Osaka's Orix facility on Wednesday.
I also did not hesitate to say "Otani" for the batter I would like to play in the US. Hirano said, "It is nice to be able to compete in Japan and I will be able to deal with it. However, it is doubtful whether Otani will have a chance to compete because the American League and Hirano belong to the National League.
Hirano also said, "I was not able to win together, but it was really powerful because I was always warmly enthusiastic." "It also changes the stage, but I want to show myself down, so I would be glad if I could cheer you again. Thanks to the oryx fans who cheered, I asked them to continue to support me.