‘Korea’s Molina’ told by the 10th hitter… “It’s a really undeserved expression”

Returning main catcher Yang Eui-ji (36, Doosan) has a new nickname, ‘Korea’s Molina’.

Recently, a video of the first meeting between new foreign pitcher Dylan Pyle (27) and starting catcher Yang Eui-ji became a hot topic on the official Doosan Bears YouTube channel ‘BEARS TV’. It is because Dylan, who met the best catcher in Korea, called Yang Eui-ji with a nickname suitable for him.

Dylan, who became a Doosan Man for a total of 650,000 dollars (approximately 800 million won), joined Raul Alcantara and Jose Rojas in Blacktown, Sydney, Australia last week for spring camp. Afterwards, I moved to the team’s accommodation and met Yang Eui-ji for the first time, who will work together this season. His first greeting was friendly. When interpreter Choi Woo-jin introduced Yang Eui-ji to Dylan as Doosan’s main catcher, Yang Eui-ji gave a joking greeting, saying, “Tell me that I’m new too.”

Yang Eui-ji’s new nickname came out at this time. Dylan said, “I heard about you. I heard that it is Korea’s Yadier Molina,” raising the main catcher up. Then, Yang Eui-ji shook his head and responded that he was embarrassed.

From whom did Dylan hear that Yang Eui-ji was Korea’s Molina? Dylan, who we met at the scene, said, “After the contract with Doosan was announced, a fan sent me a DM on my social media.” It feels good to be able to match and I’m really looking forward to it.”

Debuting in the big leagues with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2004, he is a living catcher legend in the major leagues with a batting average of .277, 2168 hits, 176 homers and 1022 RBIs in 2224 games. He is also a 10-time All-Star, 9-time Gold Glove, and 1-time Silver Slugger, and his award history is also splendid. 스포츠토토

Yang Eui-ji also has the highest level of specs in the KBO league. He won the most Golden Glove awards (7 times) in the catcher category and won the Taegeuk mark 6 times in a row from the 2015 Premier 12 to the 2023 WBC (World Baseball Classic).

Yang Eui-ji laughed, saying, “I was surprised that Dylan suddenly said that,” and said, “It is a really undeserved expression. I will help Dylan with everything I can as a catcher so that he can adapt well to the KBO league and achieve good results.” Dylan is expected to be Doosan’s second starter this season following ace Raul Alcantara.

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