MLB Rumors: Yankees, Red Sox, Blue Jays Pursued Japan Star Seiya Suzuki Before Closing
With owner-imposed MLB locking – here is a quick confirmation of commissioner Rob Manfred .’s statementsBy the way – one of the businesses affected was the posting of Japanese star Seiya Suzuki. He was posted on November 22nd, and once the owners decided to proceed with their “defensive” lockdown, the 30-day posting clock was frozen. When the shutdown ended, Suzuki still had about three weeks to reach an agreement with a Team MLB.
On that front, it is reported that the trio of AL East teams are the hottest rivals pursuing Suzuki. According to the Boston Sports Magazine,” a major coalition source reported the Yankees, Blue jay and Red Sox was the most fierce in pursuing Suzuki. ”
Suzuki, 27, hit .317 / .433/.636 with 26 doubles, 38 home hits, 88 RBIs, 77 runs and nine steals in 134 games last season for the Hiroshima Carp in Nippon’s Professional Baseball. Japan (NPB). During his nine-year career at the NPB, he scored .309 / .402 / .541. In the last three seasons he walked more than he made appearances and he averaged 30 home runs per year in the last six.
Chances are, Suzuki also has a powerful right hand. He had 13 assists off the field last season.
On Blue Jays, Suzuki can push Randal Grichuk and Lourdes Gurriel into some kind of time-sharing. The Red Sox recently traded Renfroe Hunter, so there’s a natural fit in Fenway Park’s right yard. Yankees have Aaron Judge on the right, Joey Gallo on the left and Giancarlo Stanton at DH, but they can change things and, with a player of Suzuki’s caliber, they will manage to make way.
These three teams will also have the company, after there is a new CBA and Suzuki’s post is not frozen.
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