Nationals World Series Champ Gerardo Parra Signs With Japan's Yomiuri Giants

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 15: Gerardo Parra #88 of the Washington Nationals celebrates his single in the sixth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during game four of the National League Championship Series at Nationals Park on October 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
League Championship Series - St Louis Cardinals v Washington Nationals - Game Four | Rob Carr/Getty Images

Baby Shark is heading across the Pacific and will join Japan's most legendary club.

Indeed, 32-year-old outfielder Gerardo Parra, who served as the Washington Nationals' fourth outfielder during their title run in 2019, has signed with Tokyo's Yomirui Giants, agreeing on a one-year, $2 million deal with a $3 million vesting option.

A two-time gold glove winner win his six seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks and a quality role player for three years on some solid Colorado Rockies teams, Parra's MLB prospects were looking pretty grim after he was released by the San Francisco Giants earlier this year.

Washington scooped him up, and he immediately turned back the clock, hitting eight home runs and posting 42 RBI in just 89 games, while serving as a valuable piece of depth for the likes of Adam Eaton and Victor Robles, as he could be just as effective at the dish without sacrificing defense.

Parra proved that he has plenty left in the tank, but it appears he wants to go be a star in Japan as opposed to a backup in the states. Hopefully this isn't the end of Parra's MLB journey.