Reds tell Akiyama he won't make opening day roster


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Another huge bust for a NPB star in the Majors. Reds to pay $8 million to Akiyama to not play for the 2022 season. Basically Akiyama could not hit MLB pitching. A $21 million bust. His best bet is to return to NPB this year.

Anyway lets see how Suzuki does, his form and body size is better suited to the MLB.

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Most of these NPB players don't pan out. For every success story there are about four or five major-league busts.

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He average 1 RBI every 6 games, at his position run productions is more important. If he goes to AAA he will never see MLB again unless another team takes a chance on him but with those number I don't think so. I am willing to bet he will take the $21 million and head back to Japan

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