Cincinnati Reds Release Outfielder

Shogo Akiyama's time with the Cincinnati Reds is officially over, as the team has decided to release him. 

Akiyama just completed his second season with the Reds, and it's fair to say that he had his struggles during it. In 88 games, he had zero home runs, 12 RBIs, and a low .204 batting average. The team also announced earlier this week that the 33-year-old outfielder would not be making their major league roster for the beginning of the season. Thus, perhaps this is a move we could have predicted. 

In 142 games with the Reds, Akiyama had zero home runs, 21 RBIs, nine stolen bases, and a .224 batting average. Although these numbers aren't necessarily the best, it seems possible that he could end up finding a new home elsewhere. This is especially true if another team needs more depth in their outfield or is dealing with injury trouble.

Nevertheless, it will be intriguing to see what happens with Akiyama from here. 

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