(Will be providing updates soon if the deal’s been finalized… Translated via media/news outlet sports JP Hochi.co)
UPDATE: Bummer, the Yokohama DeNA Baystars scrapped their negotiations and have given up on Tyler Moore… after finding out he has problems with his legs. (Source: media outlet JP Sanspo.com)
Former Nationals, and currently a minor leaguer in the Braves organization, outfielder/infielder Tyler Moore (29 years old), is currently having ongoing negotiations (a one-year deal) with the NPB Central League team Yokohama DeNA Baystars, as stated by JP Hochi just today. This, after DeNA finalizing a one-year deal with Oakland A’s catcher/outfielder/infielder Matt McBride (30 years old) broke down because of a late April call-up in the Majors. Yokohama is said to be still in the market looking to add another foreign player in their roster this year to improve their offense, and Moore, was said to be the leading candidate for the job. The last place Yokohama DeNA Baystars are currently 8 games back behind the first place Yomiuri Giants in the Central League.
Yokohama DeNA Baystars president, Ikeda Jun, said in a a statement…
“Moore (Tyler), is one of the great candidates that we would like to have to improve our team’s offense this season, having a player or two with years of Major League experience is something what our team needs“…
Tyler Moore played a career high 97 games last season with the Nationals but only batted .203/.250/.364 in 187 AB’s with 6 homeruns and 27 RBI’s in that span, throughout his 4 year career, Moore owns a batting line of .228/.281/.401 with 24 homeruns under his belt as a Major Leaguer. Tyler Moore’s minor league stats can be seen here. Moore will most likely be used as an outfielder this season with Yokohama, if signed.
(If negotiations goes well, I think this will be done in a day or two. Won’t exceed a week.)