Baseball is a very strange game. The released player flies around in other teams, making the general manager who judged it cool.
Chicago Cubs GM Jed Heuer released outfielder Jason Hayward (33) with a one-year contract remaining on November 14 last year. The club signed an eight-year, $184 million, long-term contract with Hayward, who became a free agent with the Atlanta Braves in December 2015.
He didn’t play a big role on offense. However, he won two Gold Glove awards in defense in right field. In 2016, he also helped the team win the World Series. From the 2021 season, the batting average plummeted to 0.214, revealing the limits of the attack. In addition, due to overlapping injuries, he participated in 48 games in the 2022 season and was listed on the injured list for a long time. The club came to release it while taking a loss of $ 22 million per year.
The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Hayward to a minor league contract on December 7 last year. A veteran’s minor league contract is judged in spring training. If it is possible to enter the opening game roster, it is converted to a guarantee contract, and if it is expected to be difficult, it is released again to have free agency opportunities. The Dodgers included him on the 26-man Opening Day roster, judging that he was a left-handed hitter and still had a strong arm and defense.
He kept the bench for the first two games against the Arizona Diamondbacks, and appeared in the games on the 2nd and 3rd as a pinch hitter. He went hitless in three at-bats. On the 4th, against the Colorado Rockies, he reported with his first two-run home run and three RBIs in his Dodgers debut. It was a very windy day, so it was not easy to hit a home run. Then on the 5th, he shot a cannon in two consecutive games with a solo home run in the third inning.
The Chicago Cubs are 2-3 as of the 5th. Third baseman Patrick Wisdom leads the team with two. 4 team home runs in 5 games. The Dodgers lead the major leagues with 13 home runs in six games with Hayward’s addition.
The Dodgers won consecutively at home for the first time and rose to the sole lead in the National League West Division with 4 wins and 2 losses. Starting ace Julio Urias earned his second win of the season with 5 hits and 6 strikeouts without a walk in 6 innings. Catcher Will Smith said, “I liked the command of the fastball and breaking ball. He was faced with a crisis with no bases loaded in the 3rd inning, but he also managed the crisis well with strikeouts and double plays,” commenting on Yurias’ good pitching.
The Dodgers took the lead in the first inning with top hitter Mookie Betts’ double, followed by Will Smith’s two-run home run, then Hayward in the third inning and Max Muncy’s season-long home run in the fourth inning to win 5-2.토토사이트 Smith, who added 3 RBIs with a home run and a double that day, is a homer in 3 consecutive games. He tied for the lead in the division with 10 RBIs this season. With the transfer of Justin Turner (Boston Red Sox), he took on a heavy duty role three times. Combining his clutch ability with 20 or more homers for his second consecutive year and 87 RBIs last season.
The Dodgers, with their first shutout victory of the season at hand, Phil Bickford, who took the mound in the ninth inning, allowed two hits, one walk, and two runs in 0.1 innings. Phillips’ first save of the season.