Cubs Interest In Japanese Outfielder Shogo Akiyama Would Solve Two Roster Holes

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Cubs Interest In Japanese Outfielder Shogo Akiyama Would Solve Two Roster Holes
Cubs Interest In Japanese Outfielder Shogo Akiyama Would Solve Two Roster Holes

Since centerfielder and leadoff man extraordinaire Dexter Fowler left the Cubs after the 2016 season, they've sorely lacked production from that spot in the lineup, both from their leadoff hitters and their centerfielders. That's why the rumors linking them to Japanese centerfielder Shogo Akiyama should be encouraging. If the Cubs are able to sign Akiyama, he would address two club needs by himself. According to The Athletic's Patrick Mooney, the Cubs are at least checking in on the Japanese star, who will be 32 at the start of the 2020 season. Akiyama has played for the Saitama Seibu Lions since 2011; he filed for free agency on October 30 in hopes of signing with a major league club in the

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