Third-year-old Japanese-American pitcher Jordan Yamamoto announced his retirement at the young age of 27.
Yamamoto said on his social media on the 14th (Korean time), “I decided to get away from my favorite baseball. It’s bittersweet, but I have no regrets. I was happy to step into the major leagues, and I couldn’t believe it.”
Born in Hawaii and a third-year-old Japanese-American, Yamamoto began his professional career in 2014 with the Milwaukee Brewers’ draft pick. He was later traded to the Miami Marlins in the Christian Yelich trade.mma 토토
He stepped onto the big league stage for the first time in 2019 and raised his anticipation by running 3 consecutive wins with 2 consecutive 7 scoreless innings. Gradually, however, his earned run average began to skyrocket, and he ended his first season with a 4.46 ERA.
And in the 2020 season, he fell into a bigger slump. He skyrocketed to an 18.26 ERA, and his days in the big leagues dwindled. He signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers this season, but had a 19.29 ERA and 3 strikeouts in three exhibition games.
In response, the Dodgers sent him to minor league camp, effectively moving him away from the major leagues. In the end, Yamamoto decided to leave the familiar ground. He finished his career with a career record of 5 wins, 7 losses, an ERA of 6.05 and 98 strikeouts.
Yamamoto said, “I am grateful to the fans and the club for believing in me. I am always grateful to my family who helped me. I just want to thank everyone. I am now trying to open the next chapter of my life.”