Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

MLBTR: Yuniesky Betancourt To Sign With Orix Buffaloes

Free agent infielder Yuniesky Betancourt has reached agreement on a one-year contract with the Orix Buffaloes of Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Betancourt, soon to turn 32, is represented by Miami Sports Management.

Last year, spending most of his time at first and third for the Brewers, Betancourt checked in with a .212/.240/.355 line and 13 home runs in 409 plate appearances. Betancourt has played nine MLB seasons, registering a cumulative .261/.285/.388 slash line in 4,278 plate appearances. He has not maintained an OPS of over .700 since the 2007 season, and both Fangraphs and Baseball-Reference credit Betancourt with a cumulative sub-replacement level contribution over his career to date.

JE (Jason) Posted: January 28, 2014 at 09:21 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: japan, japanese baseball, yuniesky betancourt

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. JRVJ Posted: January 28, 2014 at 10:27 PM (#4647780)
Very few Japanese league signings have had such a positive effect on (a number of usual suspect) MLB franchises.
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 28, 2014 at 10:57 PM (#4647792)
That dashes the Indians' plans of signing all the crappy ex-Royals.
   3. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: January 29, 2014 at 12:23 AM (#4647820)
Good. I'm tired of hearing about the guy,
   4. vortex of dissipation Posted: January 29, 2014 at 01:10 AM (#4647828)
The Japanese will just love his work ethic.
   5. Enrico Pallazzo Posted: January 29, 2014 at 08:44 AM (#4647852)
Good. I was scared Toronto would go after him.
   6. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: January 29, 2014 at 10:35 AM (#4647931)
I'm kind of disappointed that Orix's mascot isn't one of these.
   7. AROM Posted: January 29, 2014 at 11:22 AM (#4647956)
Hear that? A collective sigh of relief from 30 fanbases.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Eugene Freedman
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT - Politics January 2015 - Mario Cuomo, New York Governor and Minor League Ballplayer, Dies at 82
(4232 - 7:37pm, Jan 30)
Last: Mefisto

NewsblogOT: Soccer January 2015
(394 - 7:31pm, Jan 30)
Last: frannyzoo

NewsblogHow Has BABIP Held Up as Leaguewide Offense Slides Ever Lower? | Banished to the Pen
(37 - 7:28pm, Jan 30)
Last: bobm

NewsblogPitchfork: Jack White Gets His Own Baseball Card
(251 - 7:18pm, Jan 30)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

NewsblogNationals outfielder Jayson Werth convicted of reckless driving
(112 - 7:03pm, Jan 30)
Last: Dan

NewsblogMinor League Legend Rocky Bridges Dies at 87
(9 - 6:54pm, Jan 30)
Last: Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66)

NewsblogBaseball's Choice: Change or Die | VICE Sports
(34 - 6:44pm, Jan 30)
Last: AndrewJ

NewsblogMake relievers face more than 1 batter for faster game, more runs | FOX Sports
(266 - 6:22pm, Jan 30)
Last: nick swisher hygiene

NewsblogOmar Minaya to leave San Diego Padres, join MLBPA as special adviser
(5 - 6:08pm, Jan 30)
Last: Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim

NewsblogJohn D'Acquisto Remembers the Late Charlie Williams
(1 - 5:13pm, Jan 30)
Last: Tubbs & Minnie Miñoso don't fear Sid Monge

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 1-30-2015
(37 - 5:05pm, Jan 30)
Last: Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - January 2015
(1661 - 4:52pm, Jan 30)
Last: Moses Taylor, Moses Taylor

NewsblogRanking baseball's greatest dynasties - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN
(140 - 4:21pm, Jan 30)
Last: Dudefella

NewsblogFangraphs: Last Year’s Minor-League WAR Leaders, If That Existed
(18 - 4:17pm, Jan 30)
Last: Der-K is at full whelm.

NewsblogIs old school Pat Gillick the right man for his new job?
(19 - 3:13pm, Jan 30)
Last: Voros McCracken of Pinkus

Page rendered in 0.1680 seconds
48 querie(s) executed