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Gosuke Katoh: Heads to Japan
Katoh signed with the NPB's Nippon Ham Fighters on Friday, Kyodo News reports.
Katoh reached the majors for the first time in his age-27 season, appearing in eight games for the Blue Jays. He recorded one hit and worked a trio of walks in 11 plate appearances. It's possible he takes his game to another level in Japan and eventually returns to North America, but nothing in his minor-league resume suggests a major breakout is coming.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Gosuke Katoh: Passes through waivers
The Mets outrighted Katoh to Triple-A Syracuse on Monday.
Katoh will stick around in the organization after none of MLB's other 29 teams put in a waiver claim for him when the Mets designated him for assignment Friday. The 27-year-old infielder has appeared in eight games at the big-league level in 2022, all of which came with the Blue Jays before the Mets claimed him off waivers in May.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Gosuke Katoh: Designated for assignment
Katoh was designated for assignment Friday, Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News reports.
He went 1-for-7 in a brief eight-game run in the majors earlier this year with the Blue Jays. Katoh will likely pass through waivers unclaimed and continue providing infield depth in the upper levels of the Mets' farm system.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Gosuke Katoh: Sent down Saturday
Katoh was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday, Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News reports.
Katoh was called up by the Mets on Tuesday, but he didn't appear in any games during his stint with the major-league club. The 27-year-old has gone just 1-for-17 with a stolen base, three walks and seven strikeouts over five games in Syracuse this year, but he should see more consistent playing time in the minors.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Gosuke Katoh: Joins big-league club
Katoh was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse ahead of Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cardinals, Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News reports.
Katoh was claimed off waivers from the Blue Jays in early May and will now receive his first major-league opportunity with the Mets. The 27-year-old is unlikely to play a significant role for New York given the infield is currently in good health.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Gosuke Katoh: Claimed by Mets
Katoh was claimed off waivers by the Mets on Saturday.
Katoh was cast off the Blue Jays' 40-man roster Wednesday, and he'll report to Triple-A Syracuse after being claimed by the Mets. The 27-year-old played in eight games with Toronto this year and went 1-for-7 with a double, two runs, three walks and a strikeout.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Gosuke Katoh: Designated for assignment
Katoh was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Wednesday.
The 27-year-old was sent down by Toronto on Sunday, and he'll now lose his spot on the 40-man roster after right-hander Casey Lawrence's contract was selected Wednesday. Katoh will likely remain in the organization if he goes unclaimed on waivers.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Gosuke Katoh: Sent to minors
Katoh was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo after Sunday's 3-2 win over Houston, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
Katoh received three straight starts this week but will head to Triple-A with major-league rosters shrinking from 28 to 26 players. The 27-year-old appeared in eight games during his first taste of the majors and went 1-for-7 with a double, three walks and two runs.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Gosuke Katoh: Back on bench
Katoh is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros.
After a recent string of three consecutive starts, Katoh has now been on the bench for all three games of the Blue Jays' series with the Astros following Vladimir Guerrero's recent return from a sore foot. Katoh is expected to continue to serve as a utility option while Toronto has all of its everyday infielders available.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Gosuke Katoh: Gets third straight start
Katoh will start at first base and bat eighth in Thursday's game against the Red Sox.
Katoh will pick up his third consecutive start, this time filling in for Vladimir Guerrero, who is nursing a sore right foot. The Blue Jays don't believe Guerrero's sore foot is anything that will force him to the injured list, so Katoh should soon move back into a utility role. The rookie went 1-for-4 with a double and a run between the Blue Jays' previous two games.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Gosuke Katoh: Gets first MLB start
Katoh is getting his first big-league start Thursday against the Red Sox, manning second base while batting eighth, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.
Katoh played in 764 minor-league games before getting this opportunity. The 27-year-old utility player has made a couple appearances as a defensive replacement, but he has yet to log his first big-league at-bat. Last year, he hit .306/.388/.474 with eight home runs and eight steals in 114 games at Triple-A in the Padres' organization.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Gosuke Katoh: Recalled by Blue Jays
Katoh was recalled by the Blue Jays on Thursday.
Katoh was sent to Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday, but he'll rejoin the major-league club after Teoscar Hernandez (oblique) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday. Katoh didn't appear in either of the first two games of the season and should provide utility depth during his time with the big-league club.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Gosuke Katoh: Back to Triple-A
Katoh was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday.
Katoh won a roster spot out of spring training and was set to serve as a utility player for Toronto. He did not appear in either of the team's first two games and is now being optioned to create room for Bradley Zimmer on the active roster.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Gosuke Katoh: Contract selected by Toronto
Katoh's contract was selected by the Blue Jays on Thursday, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports.
Katoh hasn't yet made his major-league debut but will serve as utility depth for the Blue Jays to begin the 2022 campaign. The 27-year-old appeared in 14 Grapefruit League games this spring and slashed .333/.307/.542 with a homer, two doubles, four runs, three RBI and two stolen bases.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Gosuke Katoh: Wins roster spot
Katoh will be on the Blue Jays' Opening Day roster, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Katoh is a 27-year-old with no major-league experience who was merely in camp as a non-roster invitee, but he'll earn a bench spot after hitting .348/.385/.565 in 13 spring games. He's a versatile defender who's appeared everywhere except catcher and center field in the minors. His bat is nothing special, though he did hit a solid .306/.388/.474 (good for a 117 wRC+) for Triple-A El Paso in the Padres' system last year.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Gosuke Katoh: Joins Jays as non-roster invitee
Katoh signed a minor-league deal with Toronto on Tuesday which includes an invitation to spring training.
Katoh turned 27 years old in October and has yet to make his major-league debut. He looked good in 114 games for Triple-A El Paso in the Padres' system last season, with his .306/.388/.474 slash line earning him a 117 wRC+.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Gosuke Katoh: Reassigned to MiLB camp
Katoh was reassigned to minor-league camp Friday.
Katoh worked with the Padres' major-league coaching staff this spring but will likely report to Triple-A El Paso to begin the season. Across 15 spring games, Katoh hit .273 with one home run and five RBI.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Gosuke Katoh: Joins secondary site
Katoh joined the Marlins' player pool Monday.
Katoh will work out at the team's alternate training site. The infielder has yet to make his big-league debut but looked good in 83 games for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the Yankees' system last year, hitting .279/.382/.443 with 11 homers and eight steals.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Gosuke Katoh: Invited to Marlins camp
Katoh signed a minor-league contract with the Marlins on Monday which includes an invitation to spring training, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
A second-round pick by the Yankees back in 2013, Katoh reached Triple-A for the first time last season, hitting .279/.382/.443 in 83 games for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The Marlins have one of the easier rosters in baseball to make, though at age 25 with no experience at the top level, Katoh shouldn't be considered a favorite to do so.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-2, 180 lbs|
|Birthplace: Poway, CA|
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