Tsutsugo Yoshitomo (32), who continues to challenge the major leagues despite continued release, has found a new team. He signed a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants.
Japan’s Sankei Sports reported on the 21st (Korean time) that Tsutsugo signed a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants.바카라
Now Tsutsugo will play a few games in Double-A in the minor leagues and then move to Triple-A to wait for a major league call-up. However, there is no guarantee of a call-up.
Tsutsugo’s challenge to the major leagues is astonishing. It is already the 6th team since challenging the major leagues in 2020 after conquering Japanese professional baseball.
The beginning is the last 2020 contract with the Tampa Bay Rays. However, Tsutsugo went through the Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates from the following year to last year.
Also, he was not called up to the major leagues by the Toronto Blue Jays and the Texas Rangers. This is enough situation to return to Japanese professional baseball.
It’s not that there wasn’t a love call from Japan. Tsutsugo received love calls from Japanese professional baseball, including his parent team Yokohama DeNA Baystars.
This is because Tsutsugo is the best giant in Japanese professional baseball, hitting 44 home runs in 2016. It can still work in Japan.
However, Tsutsugo continues to burn his passion for the big leagues despite repeated releases and failure to call up to the major leagues. This year he also played in the independent league.
Tsutsugo recorded a batting average of 0.359, 7 homers, 13 RBIs, 11 runs, 14 hits, and an on-base percentage of 0.479 OPS of 1.428 in 12 independent league games before signing with San Francisco.
He did pretty well in the independent league. Attention is focusing on whether Tsutsugo’s passion will succeed in San Francisco.
Meanwhile, Tsutsugo recorded a batting average of 0.197, 18 home runs, 75 RBIs, and an on-base percentage of 0.291 OPS of 0.630 in 182 games over three major league seasons.