Expected to fill the “blank” outfielders with insufficient attack power
Seibu announced on the 26th that it has acquired former Padres outfielder Brian Ogredi as a new foreigner. Hisanobu Watanabe, GM, said, “I want you to play a part of the outfield and contribute to the victory of the team.”
Ogredi is 29 years old, right-handed and left-handed. This season, he played 32 games in the Padres with a batting average of .157 and two home runs. However, he hit 15 home runs in 74 games at 3A El Paso, and 28 home runs at 3A Louisville under the Reds in 2019. It is an acquisition that is judged to have long hitting power as well.
GM Watanabe commented, “Although it is a middle-distance hitter in terms of type, it also has one appeal. I hope that Lions will play a part in the outfield and contribute to the victory of the team.” He showed a strong desire to grab a corner of the outfield.
Since the departure of Shogo Akiyama of the current Reds, Seibu has become markedly lacking in the outfielders’ striking power. This season, Kaneko and Kishi participated in 93 games, led by Aito’s 96 games, and veteran Kuriyama also defended in 51 games, but no player participated in more than 100 games. It is an acquisition that is expected to be a player who fills the void.
Seibu made a total replacement of foreign players this off. On the 22nd, the acquisition of Dietrich Enns pitcher was announced, and the formation from the bottom escape is taking the initiative.
(Full-Count editorial department)