Softbank Hawks left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada (43) will move to the Seibu Lions. Japanese sports magazine Nikkan Sports reported on the 11th that Seibu plans to nominate Wada as a compensation player for Hotaka Yamakawa (33), who moved to Softbank as a free agent. Wada was missing from the list of 28 protected players submitted by Softbank at the end of December, and Seibu said it has decided to nominate Wada, who won eight games last season.헤라카지노주소
Wada is aiming for his first 40-something double-digit win in the Pacific League this season.
Yamakawa, who became the home run king three times between 2018 and 2019 and 2022, signed a four-year, 1.2 billion won contract with Softbank in December. Seibu suspended Yamakawa indefinitely in May last year after a weekly newspaper reported that he sexually assaulted a woman he knew. 1
Yamakawa, who played in only seven games, participated in the Miyazaki Education League as a member of Seibu in November, but decided to transfer instead of remaining in the team. Immediately after signing the contract with Softbank, he did not inform his original team Seibu, which sparked controversy.
Wada, who was born in 1981, is the second oldest player in the Japanese professional baseball following left-hander Masanori Ishikawa (44, Yakult). After graduating from Waseda University, he joined the team as the first draft pick in 2003 and became a “left-hander” representing Softbank (Daiei) and Japanese baseball.
He represented Japan at the 2004 Athens Olympics, the 2006 WBC World Baseball Classic, and the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Excluding the four years he threw in the Major League, he played as a starting pitcher for Softbank for 17 years.
He has been strong since his debut season. In 2003, he played in 26 games and recorded 14 wins and five losses, with an ERA of 3.38.189 innings with 195 strikeouts. He became the Rookie of the Year in the Pacific League and led his team to the Japan Series championship. He has 158 wins (87 losses) in 326 games overall. He had 17 wins (eight losses) in 2010 and 15 wins (five losses) in 2016, becoming the winner of most games.
He did not lose strength even in his 40s. He started 21 games and played 100 innings last year. He won eight games and lost six with an ERA of 3.24. He was responsible for 100 innings in seven years. He ranked second in multiple wins following Kohei Arihara (10 wins and five losses), who returned from the Major League. He renewed his contract at 200 million yen, up 35 million yen (32,000 dollars).
In the past, a veteran pitcher in his 40s moved to an FA compensator. Kudo Kimiyasu (former Softbank coach) of the Yoriuri Giants changed his uniform to the Yokohama BayStars at age 43. He moved to Ken Kadakura as compensator.
Kudo, who started his professional career with Seibu, finished his career with Yokohama after serving Daiei (former Softbank) and Yomiuri. Nikkan Sports said that it is the first time for a player who played for a team for 17 years like Wada to move to a compensation player.