#22 Yasutomo Kubo

Position: P Birthday: August 6, 1980
Hometown: Kashihara              Country: Japan
Bats/Throws: R/R Height: 5-11
Weight: 181 lbs

Kubo, 37, made his American professional baseball debut in 2018 with the Gary SouthShore RailCats of the American Association, following 13 seasons in Nippon Professional Baseball. The Skeeters acquired Kubo from the RailCats in exchange for future considerations. Kubo’s stops in Japan included time with the Chiba Lotte Marines (2005-08), Hanshin Tigers (2009-13) and Yokohama Bay Stars (2014-17). He won the Pacific League Rookie of the Year in 2005 while pitching for the Marines and went 97-86 with a 3.70 ERA and six saves in 304 career appearances (231 starts) in Nippon Professional Baseball, spanning 1,540 innings pitched. In three outings with the RailCats (two starts), Kubo has gone 0-0 with a 4.05 ERA.