The MLB postseason is in full swing, but it is never too early to look ahead to the hot stove season, and a big new free agent will be available this winter. The Yokohama DeNA BayStars in Japan announced Monday that they will post slugging outfielder Yoshitomo Tsutsugo for MLB teams this offseason. 

 

"To be able to replace Tsutsugo is going to be very, very hard," BayStars manager Alex Ramirez told reporters, including Jason Coskrey of the Japan Times.

"I've had this dream since I was little, so I told the team that I wanted to play with the intent of moving to the majors," Tsutsugo told the Kyodo News in Nov. 2018. Jumping to MLB has been on his mind for a while now.