Tomoyuki Sugano, who was on the radar of both the targets and the Yankees this season, reached a four-year deal worth $ 40 million to return to the Yomiuri Giants, a Japanese baseball team, according to The Athletic.
As previously announced, the deal involves three denials, which means that the right may re-enter the MLB free agents market next off-season. The one-year salary with the Yomiuri Giants is expected to be in the range of $ 8 million, according to the website.
The 31-year-old Sugano came out 14-2 with a 1.97 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 131 shots in 137 assists in 2020. In eight seasons with the Giants, Sugano posted 101-50 marks with a 2.34 ERA and twice won the Sawamura Award as the best pitcher. in professional baseball Nippon.
Joel Sherman of The Post confirmed a few days ago that the Mets are no longer on the hunt for Sugano. He has also been linked with the Giants, Blue Jays and Red Sox.
The Yankees, who face many questions about their initial rotation, have achieved mixed results with Japanese pitchers over the past two decades. Masahiro Tanaka, a free agent, is the most successful for the Yankees, and Hiroki Kuroda has a solid stay in the Bronx. But Hideki Irabu and Kay Igawa were expensive busts.