‘ML 82 wins’ Angels’ interest in 42-year-old veteran pitcher, because of Ohtani?

 It is news that the Los Angeles Angels are showing interest in veteran pitcher Rich Hill (42).

Japanese media ‘Full Count’ reported on the 18th, “According to ‘Trade Rumors,’ the largest transfer information site in the United States, the Angels with Shohei Ohtani are interested in signing Rich Hill.”

Veteran lefty Hill signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays ahead of the 2021 season. After finishing the season as the oldest active pitcher, he found a new team.

Hill, who debuted in the big leagues in 2005 in a Chicago Cubs uniform, has since played for several teams, including Baltimore, Boston, Cleveland, Angels, Yankees, Dodgers and Minnesota. He played for Boston this year after a year with Tampa Bay.

Hill, who signed a one-year contract with Boston, recorded 8-7 with a 4.27 ERA in 26 games this year. That’s what he achieved at the age of 42.

Hill, who is familiar to Korean baseball fans as he played for the Dodgers with Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto Blue Jays), recorded 82-59 and an average ERA of 3.85 in 350 major league games (221 starts). He is striking out 1294 in 1259 innings. 

According to local media in Boston, including ‘Trade Rumors’, not only the Angels but also the Texas Rangers are interested in Hill.

In particular, the Angels acquired Tyler Anderson, who won 15 games this year, for three years and $39 million this offseason. The Angels have a starting lineup, but they are interested in Hill to ease Ohtani’s burden. 안전놀이터

‘Trade Rumors’ said, “The starting lineup is equipped with Ohtani, Patrick Sandoval, Reed Detmers, Jose Suarez, and Thurmer Davidson,” but said, “It is to relieve Ohtani’s burden.”