Chat with Kenji Johjima

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Welcome to The Show! On Monday, Seattle Mariners' catcher Kenji Johjima will stop by to chat.

Johjima finished his first season in Major League Baseball in 2006, after playing 11 seasons in the Japanese leagues. the 6-foot, 200-pound catcher played in 144 games for Seattle, hitting .291 with 18 home runs and 76 RBI. In the 2006 American League Rookie of the Year voting, Johjima earned a fourth-placed finished, behind three pitchers - Justin Verlander (the winner), Jonathan Papelbon and Francisco Liriano.

In his 11 years in Japan, Johjima hit .299 with 211 HRs and 699 RBI. He was the No. 1 draft pick by the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks in 1995 and he played his entire Japanese career with Fukuoka. His best season came in 2003 when he hit .330 with 34 HRs and 119 RBI.

Send in your questions now, then join Johjima on Monday some time around 4:30 p.m. ET as he'll be joining our chat right after practice!

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