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Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Jose Marmolejos Signs With Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles

The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles have announced the signing of outfielder/first baseman Jose Marmolejos.  According to Tacoma Rainiers broadcaster Mike Curto (Twitter link), “multiple Japanese teams” were scouting Marmolejos last season.

Marmolejos turns 29 in January, and is coming off a season that saw him win MVP honors in Triple-A West.  Over 83 games and 353 plate appearances with the Mariners’ affiliate in Tacoma, Marmolejos hit .338/.439/.672 with 26 home runs.  Between this performance and some other big numbers with the Nationals’ Triple-A club in 2019, it seems as though Marmolejos doesn’t have much left to prove at the top minor league level, though he has yet to translate that production to the majors.

Appearing in 76 games with the Mariners in 2020-21, Marmolejos has hit only .183/.262/.362 with 10 homers in 237 PA against big league pitching.  Seattle designated him for assignment and outrighted him off its 40-man roster twice last season, which allowed Marmolejos to opt for free agency after the season, and he exercised that right back in October.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 07, 2021 at 09:18 AM | 2 comment(s)
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