New Mariners lefty Yusei Kikuchi says MLB dream began when he was 15

Yusei Kikuchi impressively spoke his opening statement in English in a Seattle as he was introduced as the newest member of the Mariners. The 27-year-old Japanese lefty signed a three-year contract that could last seven years with extensions.
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Yusei Kikuchi impressively spoke his opening statement in English in a Seattle as he was introduced as the newest member of the Mariners. The 27-year-old Japanese lefty signed a three-year contract that could last seven years with extensions.

TJ Cotterill is the Seattle Mariners and MLB writer for The News Tribune. He started covering MLB full-time in 2018, but before that covered Ken Griffey Jr.’s Hall of Fame induction in Cooperstown, the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay and spent seven years writing about high schools, including four as TNT’s prep sports coordinator. Born and raised in Washington.