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Red Sox have made contact with Senga’s reps

March 21, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Japan pitcher Kodai Senga (41) throws in the eighth inning against USA during the 2017 World Baseball Classic at Dodger Stadium.

March 21, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Japan pitcher Kodai Senga (41) throws in the eighth inning against USA during the 2017 World Baseball Classic at Dodger Stadium. / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Here is the latest buzz and rumors surrounding Mets target Kodai Senga’s free agency…

Nov. 21, 1:24 p.m.

The Boston Red Sox and Yankees have “made contact” with Senga’s representatives, reports Jon Morosi of MLB Network.

Other teams that have been connected to Senga include the Mets and San Diego Padres.

Nov. 17, 9:55 p.m.

The Mets had their meeting with Senga recently and it went well, according to The Athletic.

SNY’s Andy Martino reported earlier this week that the Mets were pursuing Senga.

Nov. 15, 10:35 a.m.

The Mets are “forging ahead with a pursuit” of Senga, reports SNY’s Andy Martino.

Senga, 29, is in the United States meeting with interested teams and will soon meet with the Mets. 

Martino notes that Mets GM Billy Eppler has extensive experience scouting in Japan, going back to his time with the Yankees. Martino adds that as the GM who signed Shohei Ohtani in Los Angeles, Eppler carries extra name recognition in that baseball community.

In 11 seasons in NPB in Japan, Senga has a 2.59 ERA and 1.11 WHIP with 1,252 strikeouts in 1,089 innings pitched. He had a 1.89 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with 159 strikeouts in 148 innings in 2022.

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