First baseman Chris Gittens signed with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of the Japan Professional Baseball League after being released by the New York Yankees in late November.
Gittens spent his entire career in the Yankees organization after being drafted in 2014. In 2021, the first baseman left a .301 / .440 / .644 offensive line with 14 homers, 8 doubles and 44 RBIs at the Triple branch. A of the Bronx Mules.
In 2021, Gittens graduated to the majors by consuming 36 tunos with a home run and a poor offensive line of .111 / .250 / .194.