Following the elimination of KBO’s most successful starting lineup last year, the team was relegated to the second division.
Raul Alcantara (29, Hanshin Tigers), who won the KBO league title last year, lost face in Japan. He was demoted to the second division.
Japan’s Daily Sports reported on the 30th that “Hanshin eliminated pitcher Alcantara and two infielders from the first division entry.”
Alcanta, who took her first step in Japanese professional baseball this year, is having a tough season. Although he played as a starting pitcher in the first half of the year, he had two wins, two losses and an ERA of 4.05 in seven games. Due to the team’s circumstances, he moved to the bullpen.
Alcantara pitched without a run in four games after the switch to the bullpen and harvested two holds. However, he pitched in the seventh inning when his team was being dragged 2-3 against Toyokaf in Hiroshima on the 27th, but collapsed with three hits and two runs in the inning. Eventually, Alcantara soon moved to the second division.
This season, Alcantara has two wins, two losses, two holds, 44 milliliters, 35 strikeouts and a 4.06 ERA in 12 games. Compared to Alcantara’s performance in the KBO league last season, he is poor.
Alcantara wore the Doosan Bears uniform and commanded the league with 20 wins, 2 losses and 182 strikeouts in 31 games and a 2.54 ERA in 198이닝 innings. He ranked first in multiple wins and winning rates, strikeouts and second in innings, and contributed to Doosan’s runner-up in the Korean Series. Alcantara, who was recognized for her performance, signed a two-year $2 million contract with Hanshin in December last year and challenged the Japanese professional baseball team.
Alcantara, who went down to the second team, will have time to reorganize. Attention is also focused on what kind of mission Alcantara will take in the first team.