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Cubs' Seiya Suzuki off to historically hot start to MLB career after coming from Japan

Cubs' Seiya Suzuki off to historically hot start to MLB career after coming from Japan

Generally when a player transfers to MLB from Japan’s NPB, growing pains are expected. When the Chicago Cubs landed Hiroshima Carp star Seiya Suzuki this offseason, his game was recognized as one that could translate – but it’s hard to imagine anyone thought it would translate as quickly as it has.

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Who is Seiya Suzuki? How former Hiroshima star fits in with Cubs roster

Who is Seiya Suzuki? How former Hiroshima star fits in with Cubs roster

The Chicago Cubs landed the biggest player in the international market on Wednesday, reportedly signing Hiroshima Carp outfielder Seiya Suzuki to a five-year contract worth $85 million. Suzuki, 27, has been playing in the Nippon Professional Baseball league since he was 18 years old, and he’s been producing consistently since he was 22.

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