The New York Yankees, a major league baseball team in the United States, may be interested in signing Lee Jung-hoo, according to local media in the United States.
In an article titled “Will the Yankees try to sign two international stars,” sports publication The Athletic analyzed Lee Jeong-hoo and Yoshinobu Yamamoto on the 11th (local time).
“An ankle injury cut his season short, but he’s still batting .319 with six home runs and 45 RBIs in 85 games (as of the last nine days),” The Athletic wrote, adding that “Major league teams will be interested in his solid outfield defense and career record of more walks than strikeouts.”
“The combination of his left-handed swing and the short right field fence at Yankee Stadium will increase his home run total,” he said, predicting that the Yankees would be interested in signing him.
“San Diego and San Francisco, which have Kim, are also linked to him,” he said.
Earlier, The Athletic reported that San Diego, which made a splash by signing Kim Ha-seong, is in the hunt for Lee, “sending several high-ranking officials to Korea to analyze Lee’s play.”
In San Francisco’s case, general manager Pete Putteler traveled to Seoul to watch Kiwoom play at the Gocheok SkyDome to see Lee in action.메이저놀이터
Lee will be knocking on the big league door through the posting system.
Meanwhile, the outlet put the Yankees’ interest in Yamamoto a bit higher.
“Yankees general manager Brian Cashman traveled to Japan on March 9 to watch Yamamoto pitch a no-hitter, and the team’s interest in him is solid,” the Athletic wrote.
“With a 17-6 record and 1.16 ERA in 24 games (this year), Yamamoto is likely to be one of the most coveted pitchers in the upcoming free-agent market.”