Sunday, January 26, 2020
VerHagen In Japan
Former Detroit Tigers Pitcher Drew VerHagen is taking his talents to Japan. VerHagen recently signed a one-year contract with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters. The Fighters compete in the Pacific League of NPB (Nippon Professional Baseball). Several current MLB (Major League Baseball) players have played for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters including Los Angeles Angels DH (designated hitter) #17 Shohei Ohtani, and Chicago Cubs Pitcher #11 Yu Darvish.
Drew VerHagen was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the fourth round of the 2012 MLB Draft. VerHagen spent his entire MLB, and MiLB (Minor League Baseball) career with the Detroit Tigers organization. VerHagen served as both a starting pitcher, and a relief pitcher for the Detroit Tigers. VerHagen signed with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters one day after being released by the Detroit Tigers in November of 2019.
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- Drew VerHagen made his MLB debut in 2014 against the Cleveland Indians.
- Drew VerHagen recorded his first MLB win in 2015 against the Cleveland Indians.
- Nippon Professional Baseball was formerly known as the Japanese Baseball League.
- The Yomiuri Giants currently compete in the Central League of Nippon Professional Baseball.
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