The most recent on Yoshinobu Yamamoto: Other than Shohei Ohtani, the identify that has attracted essentially the most curiosity in Main League Baseball’s free company is arguably that of fellow Japanese pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto.
Yamamoto, 25, has by no means pitched within the majors, however has dominated Nippon Skilled Baseball since making his debut on the age of 18 in 2017.
The Purple Sox, in determined want of beginning pitching assist, have reportedly met with Yamamoto and his illustration. Former normal supervisor and present MLB Community analyst Jim Bowden reported over the weekend that the Purple Sox and Giants have each supplied Yamamoto multiyear contracts price “greater than $300 million.”
The newest replace got here on Sunday through Joel Sherman of the New York Submit. Based on Sherman, Yamamoto met for a second time with each the Mets and Yankees over the weekend. The 2 New York groups are among the many crowd of events (together with the Purple Sox and Giants). The listing additionally reportedly consists of the Dodgers, Phillies and Blue Jays.
“The precise bidding course of is meant to accentuate this week with the expectation of a deal being finalized earlier than the brand new 12 months,” famous Sherman, who additionally supplied a reminder that MLB groups have till 5 p.m. on Jan. 4 to signal Yamamoto beneath the present guidelines system.
Trivia: Yoshinobu Yamamoto has gained NPB’s most prestigious award for pitchers (the Eiji Sawamura Award) three consecutive instances. Who’s the newest pitcher to have gained the award who has additionally pitched for the Purple Sox in some unspecified time in the future of their profession?
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Trace: He was the 2013 ALCS MVP.
Scores and schedules:
The Patriots misplaced to the Chiefs on Sunday, 27-17. New England is now 3-11 and can face the Broncos on Christmas Eve at 8:15 p.m. subsequent weekend.
Additionally on Sunday, the Celtics downed the Magic, 114-97. Boston will face the Warriors tomorrow in San Francisco at 10 p.m.
Tomorrow, the Bruins host the Wild at 7 p.m.
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Trivia reply: Koji Uehara
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