The Cubs win the race against the Padres to sign Seiya Suzuki, the last star of Japan

Lyou chicago cubs they are made with the latest figure of Japanese baseball. Seiya Suzuki signed for 5 years and 85 million with those north of Chicago, according to multiple reports.

The deal is contingent on the player passing a physical.

The 27-year-old slugger, considered the most complete player in Japanese baseball, held meetings with the team Monday before putting ink to paper, making him the highest paid Japanese field player in history and only the 155 million contract that Masahiro Tanaka signed with the Yankees surpasses him.

Over the weekend, various reports indicated that Suzuki met with the Padres from San Diego and his compatriot, Yu Darvish, but in the end he chose to go to Chicago.

suzuki played nine seasons with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of the Japan League. In his career, he is batting .315, with 182 home runs and 562 RBIs. In 2021 he hit .319 with 38 home runs. He was a four-time All-Star in his country, won three Gold Gloves and won the home run derby in 2019.

His team put him in the post system on November 22, but lockout Major League Baseball prevented someone from taking it within the established 30-day period, but the player was determined to play in MLB and his arrival at Wrigley Field was confirmed on Wednesday.

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