The Los Angeles Dodgers, which has Japanese baseball genius Shohei Ohtani (29), has also joined hands with Yoshinobu Yamamoto (25, photo), the top pitcher of the Japanese professional baseball league. The U.S. sports channel ESPN reported on Monday that the Dodgers agreed to sign a 12-year, 325 million-dollar contract with Yamamoto.
Previously, pitchers had never received so much money in the U.S. Major League Baseball (MLB) free agent market or been guaranteed such a long-term contract. Previously, Gerrit Cole (33) received $324 million when he signed with the New York Yankees in 2019, and Wayne Garland (73) signed a 10-year contract with Cleveland in 1976.월카지노
Yamamoto has set a new record for the highest and longest contract ever among players who entered MLB through a posting (closed competitive bidding) system. Previously, Masahiro Tanaka (35, Rakuten) signed a $155 million contract with the Yankees in 2014, and Kenta Maeda (35, Detroit) signed an eight-year contract with the Dodgers.
Yamamoto is a pitcher who won four consecutive games (multiple wins, ERA, strikeouts and winning percentage) from 2021 to this year in the Japanese professional baseball Pacific League. He joined the Orix Buffaloes in 2017 and played for seven seasons, recording 70 wins and 29 losses with an ERA of 1.82. He not only plays fastballs but also splitter speeds of up to 150 kilometers per hour.
Ohtani is a significant contributor to the Dodgers’ recruitment of Yamamoto. Ohtani, who signed an FA contract with the Dodgers on Thursday, invited the team to join the team when the team held its first negotiation table with Yamamoto on Tuesday. As a result, the Dodgers was able to secure a win by beating rival teams including the Yankees, who presented Yamamoto with the uniform.