Gerardo Parra Signs With Japan’s Yomiuri Giants
Veteran outfielder Gerardo Parra has agreed to sign an agreement with the Yomiuri Giants of Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball, the Giants declared Wednesday (cap tip: Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker, on Twitter). The Giants have declared the move in a public statement on their official site.
The 32- year-old Parra, a customer of Octagon, won a World Series ring with the Nationals and will presently set out abroad toward the following part of his vocation. He marked a small time contract with San Francisco last offseason in any case arrived with the Nats subsequent to being cut free by MLB’s Giants.
In spite of the fact that he hit just .198/.278/.267 in 97 plate appearances during his contracted run with San Francisco, Parra discovered second life in the wake of hooking on with the Nationals. Notwithstanding posting a significantly better .250/.300/.447 batting line in 204 plate appearances with the inevitable World Series champions, Parra won the hearts of Nationals fans while receiving “Child Shark” as his walkup topic. That youngsters’ melody/web marvel became something of a song of praise and a meeting cry at Nationals Park, filling in as a noteworthy subplot in a storybook season for the whole association.
Parra has played in parts of 11 Major League seasons — for the most part with the Diamondbacks — and is a profession .276/.323/.404 hitter with 88 homers, 264 duplicates, 42 significantly increases and 96 taken bases. He’s a double cross National League Gold Glove Award victor and, notwithstanding his time with Arizona, San Francisco and Washington, has likewise played for the Brewers, Orioles and Rockies at the MLB level.