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Kodai Senga Had Iffy Physical With MetsFebruary 02, 2023 | 03:02 PM

New York Mets starting pitcher Kodai Senga throws 100 mph and has a forkball so nasty that it's called a "ghost pitch," but he only received a $75 million deal over five years as a mid-rotation starter due to what sources are calling an iffy physical with the team. It's common for Japanese pitchers to have more wear on their arms earlier since star starters throw more innings at younger ages. Despite some concerns, Mets officials are confident that Senga will be healthy for 2023. He's already 30 years old and has been one of Japan's best pitchers over the last 10 years, thanks to a diverse arsenal of pitches that should play in the States. There's plenty of upside with strikeouts, but he has only gone over 150 innings once in the last six seasons.


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