Casey McGehee interested playing in Japan next season

Detroit Tigers infielder, Casey McGehee, 34, said in an interview this week (Tuesday) that he is interested playing back in Japan again next season. Casey McGehee played in Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) in year 2013 with the Pacific League team, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, he was also one of the big contributors for his team that year, performing really well in the season by batting .292 AVG/.515 SLG/.376 OBP with 28 homeruns and 93 RBI, leading them to its first ever PL Pennant, and eventual Japan Series title in team history.

Via report link above, the Central league team, Yomiuri Giants, expressed interest in signing Casey McGehee next season, as a possible replacement for 3B Luis Cruz.

Casey McGehee batted just .228 AVG/.260 OBP/.239 SLG with an RBI in 92 AB (30 games) with the Detroit Tigers in the regular season. He batted .287/.355/.357 with the Marlins in 2014 after playing in Japan, he was also named the NL Comeback Player of the Year in the big leagues at that time.

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