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Former Twins Right-Handed Pitcher Dillon Gee Will Play In Japan This Season

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Right-handed pitcher Dillon Gee signed a one-year contract with the Chunichi Dragons of Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball Organization on Thursday.

The deal was reported by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Gee will reportedly receive between $1.5 million and $2 million as well as incentives.

Gee originally came up through the New York Mets organization. He made his Major League debut in September of 2010. Gee spent six seasons with the Mets and was mostly utilized as a starting pitcher. In 114 appearances for the Mets (110 starts), he went 40-37 with a 4.03 ERA.

Prior to the 2016 season, Gee signed a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals. He went 8-9 with an ERA of 4.68 in 33 appearances for the Royals (14 starts). In January of 2017, Gee signed a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers. He only appeared in four games for the Rangers during the 2017 season, posting an ERA of 4.15.

Gee elected free agency in June of 2017, and ended up signing a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins a couple of days later. He pitched well for the Twins in the short time that he was with them, going 3-2 with a 3.22 ERA in 14 appearances (3 starts).

Considering that he was not drawing a lot of attention in free agency this offseason, Gee decided to sign with the Chunichi Dragons. He will now have the chance to reinvent himself in Japan for one season, with the hope being that he can get back into the MLB as a starting pitcher. He has shown some potential as a starter throughout his career, but has always had problems with consistency. Hopefully, playing in Japan will help Gee resurrect his career.

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Yankees Activating Aaron Judge Friday

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The New York Yankees are activating slugger Aaron Judge from the injured list on Friday, according to MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch.

Judge is coming off a rehab stint in Triple A, where he played all week as he prepare for his official return to the Yankees following a left oblique strain that has kept him out of action since April 21st.

With Judge returning, the Yankees have some tough decisions to make, as it hangs a cloud of uncertainty over the status of outfielder Cameron Maybin.

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Rays Place Yandy Diaz On 10-Day IL

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The Tampa Bay Rays have placed third baseman Yandy Diaz on the 10-day injured list, according to MLB.com’s Juan Toribio.

In a corresponding move, the Rays called up infielder Daniel Robertson to take Diaz’s spot on the roster.

Diaz has been dealing with hamstring tightness lately and will now hope to rehab for a quick return to the active roster.

Diaz has posted a slash line of .286/.363/.502 hitting and 11 home runs thus far this season.

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Astros Activate Jose Altuve

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The Houston Astros have activated second baseman Jose Altuve from the injured list and he is now active on the roster.

In a corresponding move, the Astros optioned lefty Cionel Perez to create the roster spot needed for the addition of Altuve.

Altuve, who last played back on May 10th, hit the injured list with a left hamstring strain.

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