Cubs To Sign Seiya Suzuki
signing Hiroshima Carp outfielder Seiya Suzuki to a five-year contract worth $85 million.
Suzuki, 27, has been playing in the Nippon Professional Baseball association since he was 18 years of age, and he's been delivering reliably since he was 22.
Suzuki was posted by Hiroshima in November, with the lockout ultimately delaying his signing.
At the risk of giving the Cubs' front office too much credit, this move and the signing of Marcus Stroman indicates that they possibly didn't value those players as highly as the fans did.
Though Suzuki has nine seasons under his belt, he’s still just 27 years old, which is rare for a posted player out of Japan.
The Cubs have agreed to sign outfielder Seiya Suzuki, according to Sanspo and David Kaplan of ESPN 1000.