The Yomiuri Giants are crowded at the infield corners and still lack a solid candidate at second base. During fielding practices on February 27, Casey McGehee spent time at second base. The thirty-four-year-old seems open to the idea, and if the Giants believe he can handle the position, it would allow them to use Shuichi Murata at third and Shinnosuke Abe at first.One Comment
The Yomiuri Giants announced today that they reached an agreement with thirty-four-year-old Casey McGehee. The Giants released the following comment from McGehee:
I am almost at a loss of words over the happiness I feel for the chance to be a part of the Yomiuri Giants. I look forward to meeting Takahashi-kantoku, my new teammates, and the passionate fans. I will give everything I have to help the team win a Central League pennant and a Nippon Series.
According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 1.7 million US dollars. He will be assigned the uniform number 33.
[UPDATE 1/31 @ 7:09pm]
The Giants held a press conference for McGehee today.0 Comments
Sanspo posted a report on the morning of November 17 that the Hanshin Tigers made an offer to thirty-four-year-old Casey McGehee and were waiting to hear back from him. The report also mentioned that a number of other teams were in touch with McGehee and that the Tigers were late to the table.
Tokyo Sports provided an update later in the evening on the same day that said Hanshin decided to give up on the former Rakuten Eagle because they felt they could not make up for the lost time.0 Comments
The Hanshin Tigers are interested in twenty-seven-year-old infielder Rob Segedin. Casey McGehee is also on their radar. The Tigers are looking for someone that can play third and has some pop.
Source: Nikkan Sports 11/9/2016
[UPDATE 11/9 @ 11:42pm]
A couple of other players the Tigers are looking at: twenty-nine-year-old Alex Guerrero and twenty-eight-year-old Stefen Romero.
Source: Nikkan Sports 11/9/20163 Comments
According to a report by Daily Sports, thirty-three-year-old Casey McGehee is interested in returning to Japan next year. The Yomiuri Giants are apparently interested.
Source: Daily Sports 10/11/2016
[UPDATE 11/7 @ 2:15am]
The Hanshin Tigers are also interested.
Source: Sponichi 11/7/20160 Comments