Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, after the end of the Yokohama BayStars' season, took a trip to the United States and watched a game of this year's ALCS between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees.

He's hoping around this time next year, MLB fans will be watching a game he's playing in.

Tsutsugo met with the media on a rainy Tuesday morning in Yokohama and announced his intention to move to the majors via the posting system this offseason. The BayStars have already said they would facilitate the move.