December 4, 2023

Purple Sox

“It was so thrilling to play at such a tremendous ball park in entrance of probably the most passionate followers in baseball.”

Purple Sox left fielder Masataka Yoshida thanked Purple Sox followers for his or her assist throughout rookie season. Rob Carr/Getty

Masataka Yoshida’s first season with the Purple Sox has come to an finish, and he seems to have loved his first style of Boston.

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Yoshida took to Instagram on Tuesday and posted varied footage of himself enjoying for the Purple Sox and one photograph of himself and his household standing in left area subsequent to the Inexperienced Monster. He captioned his put up with a heartfelt message expressing how grateful he was to play for the Purple Sox, and he thanked Boston followers for cheering him on all through the season.

“Thanks to the superb Purple Sox followers for all of your assist this season,” Yoshida wrote. “It was an actual honor to play for the Boston Purple Sox throughout my first season within the Majors and it was so thrilling to play at such a tremendous ball park in entrance of probably the most passionate followers in baseball.”

In his debut 12 months with the Purple Sox, Yoshida averaged .289/.338/.445 with 15 residence runs and 72 RBIs. He began off the season batting .354 with a .962 OPS in Might, and he even led the American League in batting common (.319) on the finish of July. However his batting stats dropped considerably after the all-star break.

Yoshida mentioned he desires to develop into even higher subsequent season. He wrote that he’ll put in all the mandatory work this winter to be the most effective baseball participant he might be as a result of that’s what he believes Purple Sox followers deserve from him.

“I’m going to work arduous within the off season in order that subsequent season I’ll come again stronger and ship the outcomes that the Purple Sox followers might be happy with,” Yoshida wrote. “Thanks and I’m wanting ahead to seeing you once more subsequent spring!”