MLB: Three other teams emerge interested in the services of the new Japanese star who throws 101 MPH

The Japanese star Kodai Senga is ready to start his Major League career after 11 seasons in Japan, and is attracting interest from all corners of the MLB map. The Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays they hope to be in the running for the 30-year-old starting pitcher.

The San Diego Padres are interested., according to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune. The Cubs have been in contact with Senga’s agent, and the right-hander has already been in contact with Cubs outfielder Seiya Suzuki:

The list of interested clubs likely won’t stop there for a starter who, according to popular reporter Jon Paul Morosi of, is near the top of the 2022 free-agent class and said so:

There’s a belief that he’s among the best starting pitchers available this offseason. He certainly may not be on the same level as Jacob deGrom when deGrom is healthy, but he’s in that upper class.”

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Senga posted a 1.94 ERA in 144 innings in Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball this year. He can call his fastball past 100 mph and his splitter has been an effective strikeout.

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I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and all Mexican baseball in general. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, the LMB All Star, the LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signing important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, although as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I have baseball in my veins. Degree 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 a 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 the 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: Three other teams emerge interested in the services of the new Japanese star who throws 101 MPH