I’m transferring to Van den Hulk Yakult, who broke up with Softbank.
Rick Vandenhulk (36), who played for the Samsung Lions in the past and is well known to domestic fans, will also play in the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) this season.
Japan’s Sankei Sports quoted a team official as saying on February 16 that Yakult Swallows succeeded in recruiting Banden Hulk. The specific terms of the contract are not known 메이저사이트
Banden Hulk, who played six seasons in the Major League, signed a contract with Samsung ahead of the 2013 season. Banden Hulk, who had 7 wins and 9 losses and a 3.95 ERA in his first season, had his best season with 13 wins and 4 losses the following year. He also topped the ERA (3.18) and strikeouts (180).
Due to this performance, Banden Hulk joined the NPB Softbank Hawks in 2015. Banden Hulk, who suffered from injuries for the first two seasons, won more than 10 games in 291 innings in two seasons in 2017 and 2018.
However, in the last two seasons, he was not doing well due to injury. He had his worst season this season with two wins, two losses and a 6.92 ERA in five games, and failed to appear in the Japanese Series. In the end, SOFTBANK did not renew its contract with Vanden Hulk after the season.
Yakult finished at the bottom of the league last year with a 4.61 ERA. With Albert Suarez and Cysnid already joining as foreign players, if they recruit Banden Hulk, they will be able to breathe in the starting lineup.