It’s already a real battle. Dan Strayley (35), a foreign ace of the Lotte Giants, is developing his sense of actual combat faster than anyone else.스포츠토토

Strayley will start on the 24th in the second leg of a practice match against the Chiba Lotte 2nd team held at the municipal stadium on Ishigaki Island, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.

Strayley, who is entering his 4th year this year, is likely to be selected for the opening game. He wore a Lotte uniform for the first time in 2020 and pulled out 205 strikeouts, earning the league’s best ‘K Machine’ title. Strayley, who wore a Lotte uniform until 2021, chose to challenge the major leagues ahead of the 2022 season.

However, Strayley’s challenge did not lead to good results. In the end, he returned to Lotte in the second half of 2022 and even signed a multi-year contract to accompany Lotte until this season.

For three years at Lotte, he recorded 29 wins and 18 losses with an ERA of 3.09 in 73 games. When he returned in the second half of last year, he went 4-2 with an ERA of 2.31 in 11 games.

Growing old can be painful for Strayley, who has a better rotation rate than speedgun speed. He added, “As players get older, their physical abilities inevitably decline.

Strayley is already in his mid-thirties. However, Strayley goes against this order and tries to go far north. Ahead of this season, Strayley prepared more thoroughly than anyone else. Growing up, he did not neglect his sports while raising his son, Jax, who was already of school age. He “woke up at 5 a.m., went for a run, and took his kid to school. Even after that, he worked hard.”

Since he can no longer fake his body age, he tries to make up for the lack of training with training. He said, “I can’t be young anymore. But as I get older, I don’t want to think that I can’t do it. You can do better as you get older. What I realized while playing the sport of baseball is that the results come out as much as I try.

As much as this year, Strayley has no intention of having a proper season. He pitched 40 pitches straight to the bullpen on his first training turn at Guam spring camp. Pitching coach Bae Young-soo, who watched this, praised him, saying, “There is no need to worry,” and entrusted the future condition management schedule to Strayley.

In a professional posture, Strayley has not neglected to take care of his body and he is raising the condition at the fastest pace. On the 24th, he is expected to start a practice match against Chiba Lotte 2nd Team and accelerate his pace.

Meanwhile, in the second evaluation match against Chiba Lotte 2nd Team, Seo Jun-won, Kim Jin-wook, Yoon Myeong-jun, Shin Jeong-rak, and Koo Seung-min will stand by after the starter Strayley to enhance the sense of the game.

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