The San Francisco Giants are expected to withdraw from the recruitment of Japanese pitcher Shota Imanaga (29).
Jim Bowden, a former Major League Baseball (MLB) general manager, quoted industry sources on his social networking service (SNS) on the 7th (Korea time), saying, “San Francisco is not currently prioritizing Imanaga.”헤라카지노주소
On the previous day, Bowden pointed to four teams, including the Boston Red Sox, the Chicago Cubs, and the Los Angeles Angels, as finalists for recruitment.
San Francisco’s move, however, seems to have changed. The San Francisco Giants acquired Robbie Ray from the Cy Young Award in a trade on the previous day. It is highly likely that Lee, who has strengthened its starting lineup with Ray, will not actively seek to recruit Lee, who needs large-scale investment. Local experts predict that Lee will sign a contract worth around 100 million U.S. dollars.
Bowden said, “San Francisco is interested in recruiting various free agents (FAs) even after acquiring Ray,” but explained that Imana is not a priority.
With San Francisco excluded, Boston, the Cubs, and the Angels are expected to compete for the last time to recruit Imana.
Imanaga, who is challenging the MLB through a posting system after joining the Japanese professional baseball league, posted an overall record of 64 wins and 50 losses with an earned run average of 3.18. The deadline for negotiations to advance to the MLB is Wednesday.