Giants Pitcher Yamaguchi Signs With Mlb Blue Jays

Giants pitcher Yamaguchi signs with MLB Blue Jays

Japanese pitcher Shun Yamaguchi has signed a contract with Major League Baseball team the Toronto Blue Jays.

US media say Yamaguchi has agreed to a two-year, more than six-million-dollar contract.

The 32-year-old Yomiuri Giants right-hander recorded 15 wins and four losses this season. He achieved three pitching titles -- the most wins, highest win percentage, and strikeouts.

He announced his ambition after the season to move to the Major Leagues through the posting system.

The Blue Jays are based in Canada and belong to the American League East.

Yamaguchi will join two compatriots in the league, Masahiro Tanaka of the New York Yankees and Yoshitomo Tsutsugo of the Tampa Bay Rays.

Yamaguchi turned pro out of high school in 2006 when he joined the Yokohama BayStars, now the Yokohama DeNA BayStars.

He became the youngest pitcher to mark 100 saves at the age of 25-years-and-one-month,.

He moved to the Yomiuri Giants in 2017 as a free agent.