MLB News: Three teams show interest in Japanese pitcher who throws 100 MPH and is almost seven feet tall; there is favorite

The Arizona Diamondbacks have shown interest in Japanese pitcher Shintaro Fujinami. The report also lists the San Francisco Giants and Boston Red Sox as other teams in the mixbut it suggests the D-backs are emerging as one of the favorites to reach a deal with the right-hander.

Fujinami it was made available to Major League Baseball clubs through the auction system on December 1. That opened a 45-day window for MLB teams to negotiate a contract with the 6-foot-1, 28-year-old:

If Fujinami does not sign with an MLB team by January 15, he will remain a member of Nippon Professional Baseball’s Hanshin Tigers in 2023. MLB interest reports and perhaps an early favorite just over a week after he the sale opens would seem to bode well for his chances of making the jump to the Majors.

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The tall Fujinami, one of the most interesting wild cards on the pitching market this year, has already played parts of 10 seasons at Japan’s highest level. A highly regarded amateur talent a decade ago, he made his NPB debut at age 18 in 2013. Fujinami started with a terrific 2.75 ERA in 137 2/3 innings as a rookie, seemingly positioning him as a centerpiece of the future. of the Tigers.

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I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover big events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), important players’ signatures. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as an amateur. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but baseball is in my veins. Graduated in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS). , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it took almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to radio, providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB News: Three teams show interest in Japanese pitcher who throws 100 MPH and is almost seven feet tall; there is favorite