Masataka Yoshida Returns to Red Sox After WBC Performance

Masataka Yoshida
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Team Japan capped off their third World Baseball Classic championship after defeating Team USA last night in a 3-2 victory. In this historic from Team Japan, we witnessed an undefeated tear of some of the best and most exciting baseball that we have seen in a long time. Japan’s historic run results in the return of a player in which Red Sox fan’s should be very excited for: Masataka Yoshida

In his seven WBC games, Masataka Yoshida batted .409/.531/.727 with two home runs. He also finished the WBC with 13 runs batted in, which is the most in the tournament’s history. He also managed to put up these incredible numbers while only striking out one time in the whole tournament. Yoshida was absolutely dominant at the plate against Japan’s opponents.

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Red Sox Fans Should Be Excited for Masataka Yoshida

Masataka Yoshida is due to return back into the Red Sox lineup in tomorrow’s game against the Pirates.Yoshida was signed by the Red Sox back in December during the Winter Meetings for $90 million over five years. At the time, it was seen by other team executives as a wild overpay. with some executives saying Masataka is “worth less than half of what they paid” according to MassLive’s Chris Cotillo. 

After his performance in the WBC, the narrative has certainly shifted on whether or not Yoshida was worth the money. He made a name for himself as a proven hitter after it was speculated if he would be able to adjust to big league hitting. While it’s unknown where his spot in the lineup will be for the Red Sox, but regardless, fans should be very excited to see Masataka Yoshida for a full season.

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