‘Emission only 3 times’ Japanese home run king ML re-challenge is not easy… Triple A 4G consecutive no hits → May batting average .111
Tsutsugo Yoshitomo (32), who was the home run king in Japan and Japan’s representative 4th hitter, continues to experience trials and falls. He is continuing his sluggish performance in Triple-A to the extent that it is difficult to dream of re-challenging in the major leagues.
Tsutsugo, a giant with 205 homers in Nippon Professional Baseball, is trying again in the major leagues this year. He signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers this year and is trying again in the major leagues. He has already been hurt by receiving notices of release three times, but he is determined to continue the challenge.
However, contrary to Tsutsugo’s will, the reality is harsh. Currently, he has a batting average of .227 (20 hits in 88 at-bats), 1 home run, 13 RBIs and OPS of .716 in 26 games at the Triple-A Round Rock Express affiliated with Texas.
Until April, he showed decent production with a batting average of .279 (17 hits in 61 at-bats), 1 home run, 8 RBIs, OPS of .847, but in May, he had a batting average of 101.1 li (3 hits in 27 at-bats) and 5 RBIs without a home run, OPS. His performance plummeted to .420. In the last 4 games in a row, his performance has dropped further.
In 2020, he signed a two-year, $12 million contract with the Tampa Bay Rays to achieve his dream of advancing to the major leagues, but the following year, in 2021, he was designated for transfer (DFA) by Tampa Bay and went through the release process. Afterwards, he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, but was released again in July due to injuries. Ahead of the second half, he signed a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates and was dramatically promoted to the major leagues. 메이저사이트
He continued his life in the major leagues by winning a one-year, $4 million major contract, but injuries got in the way. In the aftermath of a back injury, he finished the season with just a . 478 OPS in 50 games with a .
He was ejected three times and changed his uniform four times. Including Texas, it is the 5th affiliated team. It’s not that there weren’t love calls from non-seasonal Japanese professional baseball teams, but Tsutsugo chose to take on the challenge once again. However, the results are still disappointing. Will Tsutsugo’s challenges and dreams be able to continue?