A one-time rival of Shohei Ohtani. After a tumultuous debut season in the major leagues, Shintaro Fujinami has finally found a new team.
John Heyman of the New York Post reported on March 3 (KST), “Fujinami is moving to the New York Mets. 3.35 million (approx. 4.5 billion won) annual salary plus $850,000 (1.2 billion won) incentive contract.”
Top speed of 165 kilometers. A fireballer with one of the highest fastballs in Japanese history, Fujinami was highly touted as an amateur and spent 10 seasons with the Hanshin Tigers. However, his performance was not as overwhelming as one might expect. Outside of his first three seasons, he never reached double-digit wins.
But when he became a free agent after the 2022 season, Fujinami decided to play in the major leagues and headed to the United States. 카지노사이트 He signed a one-year, $3.25 million deal with the Oakland Athletics.
But Fujinami had a rough rookie season in Oakland
Which is considered one of the worst franchises in history. After a promising start to the season as the centerpiece of the starting rotation, he went 0-4 with a shocking 14.40 ERA in his first four starts. Every time he took the mound, he struggled.
Eventually, he switched to the bullpen, where he settled into a groove with his signature strikeout ability and 160+ mph fastball, and was traded to the Baltimore Orioles in mid-July.
With Baltimore in need of bullpen help, he went 2-1 with a 4.85 ERA and two saves in 30 games.
He signed a one-year deal with Oakland, so after the season he became a free agent again. After failing to find a suitable team, he signed a one-year deal with the Mets. 온라인카지노사이트 The Mets were in the midst of a major overhaul after underperforming following a massive spending spree, and made a last-ditch effort to sign another Japanese pitcher, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, but fell short. Instead, they added Fujinami to bolster their bullpen fireballers.