3-Year Veteran Slugger Opts Of Contract; Becomes Free Agent

31-year-old corner infielder, Yoshi Tsutsugo, has decided to opt out of his minor league contract with the Texas Rangers, according to a report by Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News.

Despite not making the Opening Day roster after spring training, Tsutsugo showcased his potential in Triple-A with the Round Rock team this season.

His performance included a solid but unspectacular .249 batting average, along with a .380 on-base percentage and a .432 slugging percentage.

Known for his power potential, Tsutsugo's career has been marked by inconsistent results.

After a brief stint with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2021 and subsequent struggles with the Toronto Blue Jays, he is now looking for a new opportunity in the MLB.

The Rangers' decision not to promote him has granted him the freedom to explore other teams and seek an opportunity to make an impact at the highest level.

With his track record and performance in the minors, it is likely that Tsutsugo will attract interest from teams and secure at least a minor league contract.

As he embarks on this new chapter, Tsutsugo remains determined to showcase his abilities and contribute to a team in the upcoming season.

Over his three-year career, he holds a .197/.291/.339 triple-slash line, with 18 home runs, 75 RBIs, and 65 runs scored across 182 games played. Photo Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports