On the 10th in Japan time, the Yomiuri Giants announced that they had agreed to sign a free-agent pitcher, Shun Yamaguchi, from AAA Sacramento, a Major League Baseball affiliate of the Giants. Yamaguchi will be a Giant for the first time since 2019.
Yamaguchi returned to Japan urgently on the 5th. Due to the self-quarantine period, the Giant made contact without direct contacts, such as by phone or email. It is not difficult to imagine that Yamaguchi felt indebted to the giants who happily sent him to the majors with the posting system during the off-season of 2019, and there was no obstacle to his return to his old club.
Last season, he pitched in 17 games with the Blue Jays, going 2-4 with an 8.06 ERA. He signed a minor league contract with the Giants in February where he pitched 5 games and went 0-3 with a 6.17 ERA.