Foreign pitcher Eni Romero (32), who newly joined the professional baseball SSG Landers, pitched in the bullpen for the first time this year.
SSG said on the 8th, “Romero pitched 30 bullpen pitches at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex in Vero Beach, Florida, where the team had a spring camp. .
Through the club, Romero said, “Today, I focused on learning how to pitch on the mound. Throwing a fastball and a breaking ball, I felt the KBO League official ball, which I experienced for the first time, with my fingertips.” It feels smaller than the Japanese official ball,” he explained.
Pitching coach Jo Ung-cheon, who watched the pitching, said, “I haven’t pitched with all my strength yet, but I felt that both strength and movement were good overall. In particular, the pitch is stable and the feeling of throwing the ball is excellent. I look forward to future pitching.”
Born in the Dominican Republic, Romero joined the Tampa Bay Rays in 2008 and made his big league debut in 2013.
He played for the Washington Nationals, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Kansas City Royals until 2018, going 4-6 with an ERA of 5.12 in 137 big league games. 먹튀검증
Romero, who wore the Nippon Professional Baseball Chunichi Dragons uniform in 2019, posted a 17-19 ERA and 3.60 ERA during his three years in Japan, including playing for the Chiba Lotte Marines in 2021-2022.
SSG said goodbye to pitchers Wilmer Font and Sean Morimando, and hitter Juan Lagares, who contributed to the combined championship last year (regular season and Korean Series championship).
The role of left-handed pitcher Romero, who joined SSG along with left-handed pitcher Kirk McCarty (28) and outfielder Guillermo Heredia (32), is very important.
Romero said, “Before joining the spring camp, I trained well in Dominica with a personal trainer and prepared well.”
He introduced himself, “I like aggressive pitching. My strong point is to deal with batters aggressively and make them feel pressured when they step into the plate.”
This is the first time he will be playing on the same team as Shin-soo Choo (SSG) from the big leagues.
Romero said, “When I played in Tampa Bay and Washington, I faced Shin-soo Choo.” raised
However, in the confrontation with Choo Shin-soo, Romero blocked it well with 2 hits and 1 walk in 3 at-bats.
Romero is close with Ivan Nova, who played for SSG in the first half of last year.
“Nova told me a lot about Korean baseball,” he said. “I heard that the KBO League is a ‘league that is difficult for pitchers to adapt to.’ Hitters are good at identifying the strike zone and have good contact skills. I heard a lot about the KBO League. I want to learn,” he said.
Romero said, “I will do my best to prepare well for the spring camp period so that I can show my 100% skills to the fans on the mound. I hope to see the fans at home stadium as soon as possible.” He also sent greetings to his fans.