Japanese right-hander Tomoyuki Sugano has opted-in to his contract for the 2022 season with the Yomiuri Giants of the Nippon Professional Baseball league.

Sugano was posted by Yomiuri last offseason for the consideration of Major League Baseball teams. Despite interest from clubs, Sugano's 30-day posting window came and went without him reaching an agreement with any team. 

Sugano's decision to stay in Japan was made easier by baseball's lockout.