JAPANESE STAR YOSHIDA WANTS TO PLAY FOR PHILS!

By Sam Bush

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post:

Masataka Yoshida is due to be posted — which means MLB teams will have 45 days (up from 30) to sign him and pay a compensation cost to his Japanese team. If Yoshida doesn’t sign in the window, he will return to his Japanese team.

Yoshida is among Japan’s best hitters with a lifetime slash line of .326/.419/.538. This season, it was .335/.447/.561, with 21 homers, 80 walks and 41 strikeouts. He hit two home runs in Japan Series Game 5, including a three-run walk-off homer.

The knock is that Yoshida, who will turn 30 in July, is not much of a baserunner or corner-outfield defender.

His Orix teammate, McCarthy, agreed about the limitations, but added, “There are guys in MLB who are much greater [defensive] liabilities.”

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