After his official presentation as member of the , team of the Nippon Professional Baseball Central League, Cuban Frederich Cepeda went to his first training in the Giants Stadium, in Kawasaki, where he performed batting sessions and proved spikes over the bases.
As described in the official website of the Yomiuri Giants, Sancti Spiritus outfielder learned the Japanese for the expression buenos días, which he used to greet some of his teammates.
Cepeda, who will wear the number 23, and not his usual 24, hit with force some throws, run through the bases, and practiced some defensive plays as part of the excersises.
Once the preparation ended, the Cuban player expressed he had good feelings, and he was willing to make some adjustments to face the challenge of going to the first team.
Cepeda is expected to participate in the main squad’s training to take place on May 15th at the Tokyo Dome, as part of the subseries between the Yomiuri Giants (22-16) and the Yakult Swallows (14-24).