I love how soccer, baseball, hockey and basketball have teams from all over the country that have players who jump from country to country.
It usually makes certain players better at what they do, which opens up more doors and more money to their former country wanting them back in their leagues. Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen some former Major League baseball players leave the States to play in Japan
Former Chicago Cubs outfielder Matt ‘MoneyMan’ Murton was picked up by Japan’s Hanshin Tigers back in 2009. He became only the fourth player in Nippon Professional Baseball history to have a 200 hit year. He later broke the single season hit record that was set by Ichiro Suzuki, by picking up 214 hits.
Now former San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Guillermo Moscoso is hoping to make a name for himself over in Japan as he was recently picked up by the Yokohama BayStars.
Appears that RHP Guillermo Moscoso has signed with the Yokohama Bay Stars in Japan
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) December 26, 2013
Moscoso posted a 5.10 ERA over 30 innings of work with the Giants.
He started off with the Chicago Cubs but was later traded to the Giants for cash sometime in July. Moscoso was then designated for assignment in November and elected free agency shortly after clearing waivers.