San Francisco Giants agree to deal with right-handed pitcher Shun Yamaguchi

By Field Level Media
Sep 1, 2020; Miami, Florida, USA; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Shun Yamaguchi (1) delivers a pitch in the 6th inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Shun Yamaguchi, according to the San Francisco Chronicle on Saturday.

Yamaguchi, 33, recently was designated for assignment by the Toronto Blue Jays and cleared waivers earlier this week.

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The native of Japan struggled in his first season in the United States, going 2-4 with an 8.06 ERA in 17 relief appearances for the Blue Jays. He gave up 28 hits and 17 walks in 25 2/3 innings. Yamaguchi struck out 26.

Before joining the Blue Jays, Yamaguchi spent 14 seasons pitching in Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan. He went 64-58 with a 3.35 ERA in 427 appearances.

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–Field Level Media