Report: Red Sox make huge offer to free agent RHP Yoshinobu Yamamoto

Report: Red Sox make huge offer to free agent RHP Yoshinobu Yamamoto

Report: Red Sox make huge offer to free agent RHP Yoshinobu Yamamoto

The bidding for high free agent beginning pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto is heating up, and the Red Sox are reportedly nonetheless within the combine.

According to The Athletic’s Jim Bowden, the Red Sox and San Francisco Giants are making a robust push for the Japanese right-hander and have every made a suggestion in extra of $300 million.

Bowden posted his preliminary report on X (formerly Twitter) and expanded upon it throughout an look on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM Sunday morning.

“I heard yesterday that the Giants and Red Sox, not only were making a strong late push and were legitimately in this thing, but that the number had gone over $300 (million),” Bowden stated, including that the precise figures aren’t recognized and that the $300 million might embody the posting price that will be paid to Yamamoto’s former Japanese membership. “The one thing also I heard is teams are trying to give more years to get the (average annual value) down for the luxury tax, so don’t be surprised if his deal ends up being 12 or 13 years, or even 14 years, which we’ve never seen for a pitcher.”

Spanish-language Red Sox reporter Marino Pepén additionally reported the $300 million supply and added Sunday that the quantity may rise and the membership expects to be in it till the top. Pepén additionally reported Yamamoto has accepted an invite to go to Fenway Park.

Outside of Shohei Ohtani, Yamamoto has grow to be probably the most extremely coveted free agent on this yr’s market and has drawn curiosity from nearly all of MLB’s monetary heavyweights. According to the New York Post’s Joel Sherman Yamamoto additionally met with the New York Mets at proprietor Steve Cohen’s home over the weekend, and in response to SNY’s Andy Martino will meet with the Yankees whereas on the town as properly.

Why is Yamamoto drawing such intense curiosity? The 25-year-old has posted a 1.82 ERA in seven seasons with Nippon Professional Baseball and has received each Eastern League MVP and the Sawamura Award (Japan’s equal to the Cy Young) in three consecutive seasons. Scouts undertaking Yamamoto may slot in as an ace instantly upon his arrival in MLB, and it’s extraordinarily unusual for that degree of expertise to hit the open market at such a younger age.

Yamamoto should signal with an MLB membership by Jan. 4, the date his 45-day posting window expires.


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