‘Ryu Hyun-jin Toronto colleague’ Beasley enters NPB for $800,000

Ryu Hyun-jin’s teammate Jeremy Beasley (27) will step on the stage of the Japanese Professional Baseball (NPB).

Japan’s Sankei Shimbun reported on the 13th that the Hanshin Tigers team announced the recruitment of Beasley as a new foreign pitcher. Estimated annual salary is $800,000 (1.04 billion won). He has number 99 on his back. Beasley said through the club, “Thank you for the opportunity to play in Japan. I feel very honored. I will play with all my might so the Tigers can win.” 토토

Beasley, who made his big league debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2020, moved to the Toronto Blue Jays in April 2021. He worked together with Ryu Hyun-jin in Toronto for two seasons until this season. His career major league (MLB) performance is 18 games and 1 loss with an earned run average of 5.84. In the minor leagues, he recorded an average ERA of 3.47 with 22 wins, 17 losses and 3 saves in 108 games (5 years).

The Sankei Shimbun introduced Beasley, saying, “He uses a slider and a changeup as weapons for a fastball in the second half of 150km/h that comes out of his height (1m91cm).” Beasley can play both as a starter and in the bullpen, but he will most likely play the bullpen in NPB.

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