Hi, Everyone, My name is Yusei Kikuchi of the Seattle Mariners. I’m very happy to be here. Today is very special day for my family and I. Thank you for my family and amazing my wife, Rumi, my friends, my high school coach an my mentor, Mr. Sasaki for supporting me every day.
Playing in the big league has been a dream of mine since I was 15 years old. Thank you, Seibu Lions, for letting me go on and lead my dream.
The Mariners ownership, and Mr. Dipoto and Mr.Servais, thank you for this new journey. And to my new teammates. I can’t wait to meet you guys soon. Thank you.