Masataka Yoshida

Masataka Yoshida

Height/Weight: 5' 8"/192 lbs
Bat: L
Throw: R
Born: Fukui, Japan
Draft: Undrafted
  • masslive

    Why's Red Sox DH (left-handed batter) not playing again vs. righty starter?

    BOSTON — Red Sox DH Masataka Yoshida, a left-handed hitter, is not in the lineup for a second straight game against a right-handed starting pitcher. The Red Sox will go with an interesting lineup Thursday against the Guardians with Wilyer Abreu (.176 average) batting third and Enmanuel Valdez (.143 average) batting cleanup. “Just give him another day,” manager Alex Cora said Thursday here at Fenway Park. “He had a rough day two days ago and I feel like mentally he'll benefit from one more. So he'll be ready for tomorrow.” Fanatics Sportsbook 10X$100 BONUS BET BET MATCH BONUS CLAIM OFFER Must be 21+. GAMBLING PROBLEM? Call 1-800-GAMBLER (CO, KY ,MD, OH, PA, TN, VA, VT, WV); (888) 789-7777 or

  • Masataka Yoshida hits 1 of 3 homers for the Red Sox, who beat Angels 5-4

    Masataka Yoshida hit his first homer of the season, one of three home runs by Boston on Sunday, and the Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Angeles 5-4. The designated hitter Yoshida hit his off reliever José Suarez in the sixth inning and scored a runner. Tyler O'Neill and Triston Casas hit back-to-back two-out homers in the first off left-hander Tyler Anderson (2-1). After going seven scoreless innings in each of his first two starts, Anderson went 4 1/3, giving up three runs on four hits and three walks (one intentional) with four strikeouts.

  • RotoWire

    MLB Picks: PrizePicks Plays and Strategy for Thursday, April 11

    This article is part of our PrizePicks MLB series. It has been a rough start to the season for Yoshida, who is only batting .225 with a .311 OBP. This is not a favorable spot for Yoshida to break out of a slump that has seen him record fewer than two combined hits, runs and RBI in six of his 10 starts. Taking the mound for the Orioles will be Grayson Rodriguez, who is one of the most talented young pitchers in the league.