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Sunday, December 29, 2019

Blue Jays officially sign Shun Yamaguchi to two-year deal

The Toronto Blue Jays officially signed right-handed pitcher Shun Yamaguchi to a two-year deal worth $6.350 million, the team announced Saturday.

Yamaguchi, 32, has spent 14 years playing professionally in Japan. Last season was one of his best years, in which he posted a 16-4 record, 2.78 ERA and 9.6 strikeouts per nine in 181 innings.

 

QLE Posted: December 29, 2019 at 12:54 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: blue jays, hot stove, posting rules, shun yamaguchi

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

BLUE JAYS RUMORS – TEAM SIGNS JAPANESE SP SHUN YAMAGUCHI

The Toronto Blue Jays bolstered their rotation on Tuesday, reportedly signing Japanese pitcher Shun Yamaguchi to a two-year contract, per Sportsnet’s She Davidi.

The 32-year-old will reportedly sign with Toronto after spending the last 14 seasons pitching in Japan. He’s coming off a 2019 season that saw him record a 2.78 ERA with 194 strikeouts and a 16-4 record across 28 games.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 18, 2019 at 05:31 AM | 2 comment(s)
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Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Pair of Japan players made available to major league teams

NEW YORK (AP) — Two players from Japan, Shun Yamaguchi and Ryosuke Kikuchi, have been made available to major league teams through the posting process.

Clubs have until Jan. 2 (5 p.m. EST) to negotiate with them, Major League Baseball said Tuesday.

Yamaguchi, a 32-year-old right-hander with the Yomiuri Giants, was 15-4 with a 2.91 ERA and 188 strikeouts in 170 innings. He led the Central League in wins and strikeouts, helping Yomiuri to its first Central League pennant in five years.

Kikuchi, a second baseman who turns 30 in March, hit .261 with 13 homers, 48 RBIs and 14 stolen bases for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp.

Another type of off-season signing to follow, for those with an interest in it.

 

QLE Posted: December 03, 2019 at 10:32 PM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: japanese baseball, posting rules, ryosuke kikuchi, shun yamaguchi

 

 

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