Relief pitcher for the New York Mets has resigned from the team due to personal reasons.

 According to an announcement made by the New York Mets on Friday afternoon, bullpen pitcher Shintaro Fujinami has resigned from his position with the team due to a family situation. 

 It has been reported by MLB.com's Anthony DiComo that the right-handed pitcher, who is 29 years old, has returned to Japan and will not be returning to Spring Training camp for a few days. 

 Before Opening Day, which is on March 28, it is anticipated that he would arrive back in the United States with a significant amount of time to spare. 

 In February of this year, the Mets agreed to terms with Fujinami for a one-year contract. 

 Having spent his debut season with the Oakland Athletics and the Baltimore Orioles, he was coming off of a struggling and uneventful campaign. 

 It is anticipated that Fujinami will receive a base pay of $3.35 million in 2024, with the possibility of reaching $4.2 million if he fulfills all of his incentives.

 During the year 2023, the reliever earned $3.25 million. 

 As a starter in the first game of the previous season, Fujinami, who has been selected to the All-Star team three times in Nippon Professional Baseball, went 0-4 with a 14.40 earned run average and just as many walks as strikeouts. 

 Fujinami, on the other hand, finished his career with the Athletics with a 3.32 earned run average and a 3.7 strikeout-to-walk ratio in his final 20 games. 

 After being traded to Baltimore, Fujinami had two rough starts but went on to post a 2.92 ERA and 3.2 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 23 games. 

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