Rays announce signing of Yoshitomo Tsutsugo

Baseball / MLB Dec 17, 2019

Rays announce signing of Yoshitomo Tsutsugo

The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a two-year, $12 million deal with Yoshitomo Tsutsugo who was made available to major league teams through the posting system by the Yokohama BayStars. The Rays, who will pay a 20 percent release fee of approximately $2.4 million ...

Ramirez keeping things simple for BayStars

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jun 23, 2016

Ramirez keeping things simple for BayStars

by Jim Allen

After 13 years studying Japanese baseball as a hitter and outfielder, Alex Ramirez is taking a similar approach to his new job as the rookie manager of the Yokohama BayStars. The Venezuelan, the first foreign-born player with 2,000 hits in Nippon Professional Baseball, is judiciously ...