‘Independent league batting average of .479’ days, finds 5th team—SF signs him to a minor league deal

Tsutsugo Yoshitomo (31), who was active in the independent league, will wear the 5th uniform on the American stage. 

Major Japanese media announced 토토사이트 on the 21st that “Tsutsugo has agreed to a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants of the American Major League (MLB).” If there are no special problems in the physical examination, he will sign a formal contract. 

After being released from the Texas Rangers in June, Tsutsugo rejected contract offers from Japanese clubs and decided to remain in the United States and continue his challenge. Tsutsugo, who signed with the American independent league Staten Island Ferryhawks earlier this month, recorded a batting average of 0.479 (14 hits in 39 at-bats), 7 home runs, 13 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.429 in 12 games in August. 

Tsutsugo is the former home run king in Japanese professional baseball and the fourth hitter on the national team. He recorded a batting average of 0.285, 205 home runs and 613 RBIs in 968 games in 10 seasons of Japanese professional baseball. In 2020, he signed a two-year, $12 million (16.1 billion won) contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, taking his first step in the MLB.
But he had a rough time in the big leagues. His career record in the big leagues was a batting average of 0.197, 18 homers and 75 RBIs in 182 games. Tampa Bay-LA Dodgers-Pittsburgh Pirates, Tsutsugo, who suffered from the sadness of being released three times, signed a minor contract with Texas at the beginning of this year, but when he was not called up to the major leagues, he signed a contract with Texas through an ‘opt-out’ at the end of June. has been destroyed

Tsutsugo performed well in the independent league, which he signed earlier this month, and succeeded in signing a minor league contract again, giving him a chance to try again in the big leagues. 

San Francisco, in the National League West Division, has a record of 65 wins and 59 losses, and is ranked second in the wild card competition.

Tsutsugo is expected to aim for a big league call-up when the expanded entry is implemented.


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