McGehee, Casey マギー (まぎー)
Yomiuri Giants | #33 | INF
Born: 10/11/1982 (age 37)
Height: 185cm
Weight: 100kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: N/A
History: ソケル高-フレズノ州立大-カブス-ブルワーズ-パイレーツ-ヤンキース-楽天-マーリンズ-ジャイアンツ-マーリンズ-タイガース

[11/28/2017] Yomiuri Giants sign Mathieson, Caminero, McGehee to contracts for 2018 season

The Yomiuri Giants announced on November 28 that they signed the following three foreign players to contracts for the 2018 season:

(Salaries are estimates)

Source: Yomiuri 11/28/2017Daily Sports 11/28/2017, Tokyo Sports 11/28/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/28/2017, Sanspo 11/28/2017

[UPDATE 11/29 @ 4:01pm]

According to media reports, Mathieson agreed to a two-year deal and McGehee and Caminero each agreed to one-year deals.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/29/2017, Sanspo 11/29/2017

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[10/4/2017] Yomiuri to offer contracts to McGehee, Caminero, Mikolas, Mathieson

The Yomiuri Giants are interested in retaining the services of thirty-four-year-old Casey McGehee, thirty-year-old Arquimedes Caminero, twenty-nine-year-old Miles Mikolas, and thirty-three-year-old Scott Mathieson. McGehee is reportedly open to returning to the team in 2018. Caminero is expected to stay. Mikolas and Mathieson are question marks and could end up signing with an MLB team.

Source: Sponichi 10/4/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/4/2017

[UPDATE 10/5 @ 12:35am]

Mikolas, Caminero, and McGehee returned to their respective homes out of Narita Airport on October 4.

Source: Daily Sports 10/4/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/4/2017

[UPDATE 10/12 @ 1:13am]

Mathieson left for the United States on October 11. Before leaving, he had a chance to speak to reporters. He is keeping the line of communication open with the Giants. He has also heard that MLB teams are interested in him. He is not sure what he wants to do yet, other than make the best decision for his family. He does also have an image of retiring in 2020 with the Olympics and potentially ends his career in Tokyo.

Yoshinobu Takahashi also got the chance to speak to directly to Mathieson a few days before his departure.

Source: Tokyo Sports 10/11/2017, Daily Sports 10/11/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/11/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/11/2017

[UPDATE 10/13 @ 1:43am]

The Rangers have an interest in Mikolas.

Source: Sanspo 10/12/2017

[UPDATE 11/14 @ 12:37am]

The Giants are still talking to Mikolas and Mathieson.

Source: Sponichi 11/13/2017

[UPDATE 11/20 @ 1:05am]

The Brewers are among MLB teams that might be interested in Mikolas.

Source: Sponichi 11/19/2017

[UPDATE 12/7 @ 1:48am]

Mikolas signed a two-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Source: Tokyo Sports 12/6/2017, ZakZak 12/6/2017


[7/26/2017] Casey McGehee leaves game with leg cramp

Casey McGehee left tonight’s game against the Hiroshima Carp at Kyocera Dome early after he appeared to hurt his left thigh while running out a double in the seventh inning. McGehee later told reporters he developed a cramp in his leg while running to second and that he should be okay for tomorrow’s game.

Source: Daily Sports 7/26/2017, Nikkan Sports 7/26/2017, Nikkan Sports 7/26/2017Tokyo Sports 7/26/2017


Casey McGehee: Did You Know

McGehee made a friendly bet with batting practice pitcher Hideki Asai. If he can hit thirty or more home runs, Asai has to shave his head. He if can not hit thirty or more home runs, he will grow out his hair.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/29/2017



May 28 vs Hiroshima at Tokyo Dome – McGehee became the Yomiuri Giants’ eighty-seventh clean-up hitter in franchise history.

Source: Sponichi 5/28/2017

August 30 vs Hiroshima at Tokyo Dome – McGehee notched his fortieth double of the year and tied the Yomiuri Giants franchise record set by Wally Yonamine in 1954. The NPB record of fifty-two was set by Yoshitomo Tani in 2001.

Source: Sanspo 8/31/2017

September 2 vs Yokohama at Yokohama Stadium – McGehee set a new single-season franchise record for doubles with his forty-first double of the year. The hit came in the fourth inning off Kenta Ishida.

Source: Daily Sports 9/2/2017

September 27 vs Chunichi at Tokyo Dome – McGehee notched his forty-seventh double of the year and tied the Central League record Kosuke Fukudome set in 2006. The NPB record of fifty-two was set by Yoshitomo Tani in 2001.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/27/2017, Daily Sports 9/27/2017

October 3 @ 10:45pm vs Yakult at Jingu Stadium – McGehee recorded his forty-eighth of the season and set a new Central League single-season record for doubles. The double came in the seventh inning off Kenichi Matsuoka.

The NPB record of fifty-two was set by Yoshitomo Tani in 2001. Kazuya Fukuura is in second with fifty (2003). McGehee is tied for third with Phil Clark (1998).

Source: Daily Sports 10/3/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/4/2017


August 19 vs Chunichi at Tokyo Dome – McGehee notched the first walk-off hit of his NPB career.

Source: Sponichi 8/20/2018


[2/27/2017] Yomiuri Giants exploring possibility of Casey McGehee at second base

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.

Source: Sponichi 2/27/2017, Nikkan Sports 2/27/2017, Nikkan Sports 2/27/2017

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[12/4/2016] Yomiuri Giants reach agreement with Casey McGehee

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.

Source: Yomiuri announcement, Sanspo 12/4/2016, Nikkan Sports 12/4/2016, Sponichi 12/4/2016

[UPDATE 1/31 @ 7:09pm]

The Giants held a press conference for McGehee today.

Source: Tokyo Sports 1/31/2017, Yomiuri 1/31/2017


[11/17/2016] The Hanshin Tigers and Casey McGehee

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.

Source: Sanspo 11/17/2016, Tokyo Sports 11/17/2016


[10/11/2016] Yomiuri Giants interested in Casey McGehee

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 11/7/2016