Meet the new interpreter of the Japanese star of the Dodgers, Shohei Ohtani – La Opinion

Meet the new interpreter of the Japanese star of the Dodgers, Shohei Ohtani – La Opinion

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The Los Angeles Dodgers made the decision to place veteran Will Ireton as the new interpreter of the Japanese star player and recent American League Most Valuable Player, Shohei Ohtani, to replace Ippei Mizuhara, who was recently fired after eight years at the Japanese player’s side as his translator, following the recent accusations where Apparently he had stolen money from the designated hitter of the Los Angeles organization.

It must be remembered that Will Ireton is not a person far from the Los Angeles Dodgers since at the time he was part of the organization as a member of the team who was even the interpreter of the former pitcher and also Japanese, Kenta Maeda.

So far it is expected that Ireton will remain as an interpreter of Shohei Ohtani at least what will be the 2024 Major League Baseball season, according to information provided by a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The first time Will Ireton became known to the public was when He was next to the Japanese player in the midst of the statements he made about the great scandal unleashed by his former translator and interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara.

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Ireton, 35, joined the organization in 2016 as Maeda’s interpreter before taking on a role in player development within the organization. And if that were not enough, he spent a total of two seasons on the coaching staff of Triple-A Oklahoma City before being promoted to his current position.

Ireton was born in Tokyo and moved to Hawaii as a teenager.. He was always known for being a good student and college baseball player at Occidental College in Los Angeles and Menlo College in Atherton, California.

It stands out that he was the best student in his class at Menlo in 2012. And as if that were not enoughwas part of the roster that represented the Philippines in the World Baseball Classic in the 2012 edition.

Extensive experience in Major League Baseball

After internships with the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees, the dugout of the Los Angeles Dodgers welcomed Ireton when he arrived with Maeda in the 2016 season. He is known for his good humor and charismatic to the point of always seeking to lift the spirits of the players and the technical staff by dancing in the team dugout before games, especially seeking to relax and take pressure off everyone and create a good atmosphere.

President of baseball operations Andrew Friedman gave him the nickname “Will the Thrill.””, In addition, he assigned him to a special role where his greatest responsibility was to be able to help the players and the technical staff with the implementation of analytical data.

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