Ryu Hyun-jin, a Japanese player who was competing with Kim Ha-sung, is one with TOR transferred Ryu Hyun-jin.
Kato Kosuke, who competed with Kim Ha-sung (San Diego Padres) at this year’s spring camp, will wear the Toronto Blue Jays uniform. If he is called to the Major League, there is a possibility that he will have a meal with Ryu Hyun-jin.
Japan’s Nikkan Sports said on the 23rd (Korea Standard Time), “Kato Kosuke, who played for Triple-A under the San Diego Padres this year, signed a minor contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.”
According to MLB.com, Kato signed a minor contract with Toronto on the 17th. However, Nikkan Sports explained, “It was announced on the minor league transaction page on the 22nd.”
Kato briefly competed with San Diego players as invited players to this year’s spring camp. The main position is the second baseman, but Kato, an infield utility resource, played 17 games at the spring camp and marked a batting average of 0.269 OPS 0.744 with seven hits, one home run, and five RBIs. He left better results than Kim Ha-sung (0.167).
Kato left an impressive performance in the spring camp, but failed to take the big league stage. It was coldly pushed back to the ‘contract’. Kim Ha-sung, who signed a contract for up to $39 million (about 43.6 billion won) in 4+1 years, and Kato, a minor league contract, were in a difference between heaven and earth.
Although he failed to play in the Major League, Kato played in 114 games in San Diego Triple-A this year, recording 107 hits, eight home runs, 42 RBIs, 62 runs, and eight steals, and signed a contract with Toronto 파워볼사이트
Toronto has been vacant in the second baseman as Marcus Semien, who set a new record for the most home runs by second baseman in Major League Baseball, left the team after signing a seven-year, $175 million contract with the Texas Rangers (about 207.8 billion won (about 207.8 billion won.
There are still proven resources called Kevan Vizio and Santiago Espinal, but Toroto appears to have recruited Kato in consideration of backup resources. First of all, his performance in Triple A this season was very good. If he can show his current skills steadily, he will be able to see Ryu Hyun-jin keep up with him in the Major League.