Nationals outfielder Gerardo Parra has signed with Japan's Yomiuri Giants, ending his short-lived yet sensational career in Washington, MLB Trade Rumors reported early Wednesday.
Parra, known for his allegiance to "Baby Shark" became the catalyst for good mojo in the Nats' clubhouse. "Baby Shark" became the unofficial anthem of the Nationals' first-ever World Series championship thanks to Parra declaring it his walkup song in June to please his two-year-old daughter. "Baby Shark" quickly took hold and transformed D.C. into a shark frenzy.
"What he's done in that clubhouse has really changed the way these guys go about their business. I mean, it was business. There wasn't a whole lot of -- he made it fun for this team," Nationals manager Davey Martinez said to NBC Sports Washington in October.
"Those guys up there, every one of his teammates love him, love him. All the fans love him. He's just that guy. He's the Parra Shark."
Parra also spent time with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Milwaukee Brewers, Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants before being picked up by the Nats in early May.
Farewell, Parra Shark.
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