Breaking: The Giants have agreed to deal with the former……

Yoshinobu Yamamoto, an Asian free agent, is still under consideration by the New York Yankees, but he has already signed a contract with a west coast team. According to numerous reports, including the New York Post, Jung Hoo Lee, one of the best hitters in the Korean Baseball Organization, and the San Francisco Giants have reached an agreement on a six-year, $113 million contract. The Giants have not made the agreement public yet.

SF Giants ink Korean center fielder to $113M contract: report

The Yankees acquired a backup in Trent Grisham along with Juan Soto, solving their outfield problems. However, when Lee was posted last month, it was said that the Yankees were among the main teams interested in him. The other two were the San Diego Padres and the Giants.

.Kiwoom Heroes were his most recent team, and they posted him last month. A posting fee will be due by the Giants to the Heroes. Before joining Kiwoom, Lee worked for Nexen for two years. With a lifetime batting average of.340 and a batting average of over.300 in each of his seven seasons in the KBO, he has been an exceptionally reliable hitter.

His career high of 23 home runs in 2022 indicates that he is not a powerful hitter, but throughout the previous five seasons, he has drawn more walks than strikeouts. He has a.992 fielding percentage in the outfield. Due to ankle surgery, he was also sidelined for the second half of the 2023 season. After a group of Yankees officials traveled to Los Angeles to meet with Yamamoto and his reps, the organization has decided to wait and see.

According to reports, Yamamoto has now had meetings with the San Francisco Giants, the New York Mets, and the Yankees. Later this week, he is supposedly scheduled to meet with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Yamamoto is anticipated to receive a deal that is far more than $200 million; when the posting charge is added on, the total cost could reach $300 million. According to reports, he hopes to decide by the end of the year and needs to decide by January 4th, failing which his rights will revert to his Japanese team, the Orix Buffaloes.



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