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He will likely slot in at the top of the Mariners' rotation in front of Marco Gonzales, Mike Leake, Wade LeBlanc and either Felix Hernandez or Justus Sheffield. Yomiuri has a policy of not posting players, so Sugano likely won't be eligible to make the move to North America until 2021 when he becomes an international free agent. Current major leaguers Kenta Maeda (twice), Masahiro Tanaka (twice), Yu Darvish and Koji Uehara (twice) all won the award as Japan's best pitcher. Lyons struggled through back and elbow injuries in 2018 and posted a brutal 8.64 ERA over 27 relief appearances with the Cardinals, but he was excellent in 2017 and could be a bounce-back candidate in Pittsburgh, assuming better health.