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Yusei Kikuchi looking like '23 self with strong spring debut

by Ari Koslow | Blue Jays Correspondent | Mon, Feb 26th 10:58pm EST

Yusei Kikuchi is looking to bounce back from a poor campaign last season, getting off to a strong start in his spring debut on Monday. (

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Kikuchi tossed two scoreless innings with three strikeouts against the Pirates on Monday, while "toying" with a new changeup. Last year, I wanted to leave a really good impression after the season I had the year before,” Kikuchi said through a club interpreter. “I was giving it my all every pitch, not wanting to give up a run, every time I was out there.” After what was reportedly a strong offseason for him, Kikuchi will be looking to bounce back for the Blue Jays.

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