It seems like a player who never left the team from the beginning. He returned after two years, but it took less than two hours for the Doosan uniform to get used to again.
Raul Alcantara (31), a foreign pitcher for the Doosan Bears, is sweating with a smile on his face all day long at the team’s spring camp, which has been held at Blacktown International Sports Town in Sydney, Australia since the 1st.
He is preparing for the opening of the 2023 season with a joyful heart while constantly exchanging stories with Doosan pitchers as well as his own interpreter. In three bullpen pitching sessions after entering Sydney, new manager Lee Seung-yeop (47) and pitching coach Jeong Jae-hoon (43) watched, showing off powerful pitches and raising expectations to the fullest.
After completing training on the morning of the 10th, Alcantara said, “It’s been 10 days since the camp started, but the coaching staff and players welcomed me from the first day, so I didn’t feel like I was playing for another team (for the past two years).” , I was really grateful to Kim Jae-ho for welcoming me and welcoming me as a member of Doosan.”
Alcantara signed a contract with KT Wiz for the 2019 season and first made his connection with his KBO league. The following year, after moving the team to Doosan, he finished the 2020 season with an average ERA of 2.54, 20 wins and 2 losses in 31 games, and swept all the wins, Golden Gloves in the pitching category, and Choi Dong-won Award to become the best pitcher in the KBO.
At the point when he reached his peak as a pitcher, Alcantara chose to advance to the Hanshin Tigers of the Japanese professional baseball team instead of renewing his contract with Doosan. Although he did not achieve as good results as he did in the KBO in Japan, he gained valuable experience to grow as a player, such as control, game management, and training. 바카라사이트
After the contract with Hanshin expired, after receiving a love call from Doosan, he returned to Korea without hesitation. Before the official announcement of his contract, he also garnered attention by leaving a message suggesting a return to Doosan through his SNS.
Alcantara said, “The post I posted on social media at the end of last year is a Spanish proverb. To put it in words, it means ‘filial sons always return home’.” I posted it with the meaning of going, and I will be quietly staying at home from now on,” he said with a smile.
He also said, “Doosan’s performance last year was not good, but many players feel pressure in this area and I think they will play.” “I want to help my teammates with good pitches so that they can play baseball comfortably. And I want to win,” he said.