Guillermo Moscoso Headed to Japan

By Melissa Felkins

Jul 30, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; San Francisco Giants pitcher  Moscoso (34) delivers to the plate during the sixth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Giants 7-3. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

In case you missed the news right after Christmas, Guillermo Moscoso will be heading to Japan to play for Nippon Professional Baseball’s Yokohama DeNA Bay Stars. If you remember, he was designated for assignment on November 20, 2013, and decided to declare for free agency on the 21st according to

"Moscoso has struggled since his breakout season in 2011, posting a 6.12 ERA over 50 innings with the Rockies in ’12 and a 5.10 ERA over 30 frames with the Giants this past season. This all came after he went 8-10 with a 3.38 ERA in 23 appearances (21 starts) with the A’s in his first full big league season in ’11."

Given the way he pitched in his time with the Giants, it’s hard to imagine fans are too upset about losing him. Best of luck to Moscoso in his continued career.