Japanese star slugger Yoshitomo Tsutsugo will be made available this winter

According to Jason Coskrey of the Japan Times, Yokohama DeNA BayStars’ star slugger Yoshitomo Tsutsugo will be made available through the NPB-MLB posting system this winter. Tsutsugo will be posted during the window of No. 1 to Dec. 5 and he’ll have 30 days to negotiate a contract with any of the 30 Major League teams.

BayStars slugger Yoshitomo Tsutsugo to be posted after team backs bid to move to MLB | The Japan Times https://t.co/T0EBI0PTsS #baystars #MLB
— Jason Coskrey (@JCoskrey) October 8, 2019

Tsutsugo would be an interesting fit for the Blue Jays. He’s a power-hitting, left-handed bat who can first, third, and left field. Something we’ve seen a lot with this front office is a desire to have versatile players. This strategy played a key role in the hiring of Charlie Montoyo, who spent time with the Tampa Bay Rays, an organization famous for moving players all around the diamond.
As of right now, Rowdy Tellez is the Blue Jays’ starting first baseman in 2020. Justin Smoak is set to become a free agent and he could come back on a cheap, short-term deal, but, given his age, you could see why the Jays would prioritize playing somebody …

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