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Seiya Suzuki could sign with the Boston Red Sox in his high-profile free agency, especially if a recent interview is any indication.
Prized free-agent Japanese outfielder Seiya Suzuki seems to be heading to the Boston Red Sox.
While he is going to have to wait like the rest of baseball because of the lockout, Suzuki appears to have dropped a major hint on where he is going to play in MLB. In an interview with former Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara, Suzuki seemed to indicated he is coming to Boston. “You’re going to Boston, right?” said Uehara. “Uh … I can’t quite disclose that yet,” was Suzuki’s response Uehara.
Of course, all of baseball is going to take this not-quite translated interview with a grain of salt.
Boston Red Sox seem to be the front-runners for Japanese OF Seiya Suzuki
Suzuki is clearly coming over to the United States with every indication that he wants to play for a winner. Though there was some interest initially with National League teams like the Atlanta Braves and the San Francisco Giants, Suzuki’s Instagram activity from a month ago was the first indication that Boston made an early impression.
There are few organizations that have won as prolifically as recently as them.
Boston was able to survive the dreaded Wild Card game before bowing out to the Houston Astros in the ALCS. Though the Red Sox were utterly atrocious during the 60-game 2020 campaign, Boston has won four World Series this century. No other organization can claim that. For the right money, and assuming MLB gets a season going at some point, Suzuki is poised to play in Boston.
By adding a proven Japanese star, Suzuki may get the Red Sox over the top in the loaded AL East.