The Boston Red Sox were busy this winter, with their biggest move being the signing of Japanese outfielder Masataka Yoshida.
Yoshida has recently made his return to Red Sox camp after winning a title with Team Japan in the World Baseball Classic.
One of his signature moments was a game-tying, three-run home run against Mexico in the semifinals.
And since then, Yoshida has not slowed down or skipped a beat.
On Tuesday, the Red Sox played their final spring training game against the Atlanta Braves before heading to Boston to start the 2023 season.
Yoshida got one in his wheelhouse and didn’t miss it as he took Charlie Morton deep.
The Red Sox posted a video of the highlight on Twitter.
Go-Ahead, Macho Man! pic.twitter.com/sDxqeHyiW3
— Red Sox (@RedSox) March 28, 2023
Yoshida is certainly hot right now.
The young slugger was signed by the Red Sox to a five-year deal to help bolster the offense.
While it’s still only spring training, the Red Sox have to like what they’re seeing out of Yoshida and must be encouraged by his early progress.
Boston lost Xander Bogaerts and J.D. Martinez in free agency and are hopeful that their new slugger can help make up for some of their losses.
So far, he isn’t showing any signs of slowing down.
And this is a good sign for the team as spring training comes to a close and the regular season kicks off.
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