It is virtually confirmed that Jason Hayward (34), 메이저사이트 who is dreaming of a revival, will be listed on the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 2023 season opening roster.
On the 9th (hereafter Korean time), The Athletic of the United States reported the opinion of Los Angeles Dodgers coach Dave Roberts regarding the policy of hiring Hayward.
According to this, manager Roberts mentioned, “It is certain that Hayward will join the roster for the opening of the 2023 season.” It’s only a matter of whether it’s a week or not.
Previously, Hayward received a release notice from the Chicago Cubs while remaining on a one-year, $22 million contract. He later signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
If Hayward becomes the starting outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the position will be center field. This is because Mookie Betts (31) is holding out in right field.
A reliable player on defense. Hayward is an outfielder who won the Gold Glove five times in the outfield category of the National League. But he can’t expect much from offense.
He had a batting average of 0.257, 159 home runs, 641 RBIs, and an on-base percentage of 0.339 and an OPS of 0.746 in 1579 games over 13 seasons in his career. In particular, last year’s OPS was only 0.556.
However, the performance of this test match is good. He had a batting average of 0.333, 2 home runs -2 RBI, an on-base percentage of 0.429 and an OPS of 1.262 in 5 games until the last 8 days.
A very large gap from his OPS of 0.448 recorded in the 2022 exhibition game just a year ago. It seems that Roberts has high hopes for Hayward.