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Hideki Okajima had a rather peculiar MLB career, sometimes looking unhittable and other times looking like garbage. It might not be time for us to get off the roller coaster just yet.
The Oakland A’s are considering signing Okajima, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Okajima, who turned 37 on Christmas Day, spent 2012 pitching in Japan, where he first made a name for himself in the early 2000s. The left-hander pitched 47 2/3 innings in 56 games for the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks of the Japan Pacific League, and compiled a nifty 0.94 ERA and 0.84 WHIP along the way.
Okajima was a pleasant surprise out of the Red Sox bullpen upon arriving to the major leagues in 2007. He was an All-Star in his first season, and then proved to be a fairly valuable pitcher for the club over the next two seasons as well. The lefty then struggled in 2010, though, and spent his 2011 season split between the Red Sox and Triple-A Pawtucket.
Okajima signed with the Softbank Hawks prior to last season afte...
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The writing was on the wall, but it's now official, as Scott Atchison has signed on with a team other than the Red Sox (and not actually in Japan!), as the Mets agreed to a minor-league deal with the reliever (via MLBTR).
I'll miss Atch. We paid him next to nothing (less than $1.4 million per B-R) and got three solid years out of him. The first two years he appeared in low...
Ryan Sweeney‘s first season in Boston wasn’t exactly the smoothest campaign, but with very little to lose, bringing him back makes sense for the Red Sox.
Sweeney got off to a surprisingly torrid start in 2012, hitting .373 (25-for-67) through his first 19 games. After that, he fell back down to earth. The outfielder suffered a concussion while sprawling out for a ball in Philadelphia...
Red Sox outfielder Ryan Kalish will most likely be searching for a good luck charm, rabbit's foot or anything else that might spare him continued agony. The injury prone outfielder was recovering from
surgery which repaired a torn labrum in his left shoulder when he hit another
According to sources Kalish will undergo another surgery sometime next week. This time...
Daniel Nava didn’t make his big league debut until he was 27, and he has since spent plenty of time bouncing back and forth between Boston and Triple-A Pawtucket. So when it comes to carving out a role for the Red Sox this season, the outfielder is willing to do anything it takes to stay in The Show.
The Red Sox apparently haven’t approached Nava about playing first base, though...
On Saturday, January 26th, 2013, the Pawtucket Red Sox opened their doors for their annual Hot Stove Event. Over 800 fans showed their support throughout the day by braving the cold and waiting patiently to meet top Red Sox Prospects. Outfielder Jackie Bradley, Jr (#2 in the Red Sox organization according to Baseball America), pitcher Allen Webster (#4), infielder Justin Henry and...
Tough news coming from Yahoo!Sports a few hours ago, as Red Sox outfielder Ryan Kalish will undergo shoulder surgery. According to the source, Kalish is expected to miss Spring Training and a possible return-time has yet to be announced. Kalish missed much of last season recovering from a surgery that repaired a torn labrum in his left shoulder last winter.
Pawtucket, RI- Just listening to top Red Sox prospect Jackie Bradley, Jr converse with fans on Saturday was enough to know how genuine he is. His willingness to make eye contact, share a laugh or shake a hand of a fan helped make the day for 800 plus fans at McCoy stadium. Talking to Bradley is no different; he is humble, ready to learn and excited for the season to begin. Bradley...
The Boston Red Sox had been tied to free agent Bobby Abreu
as a potential backup option at first base and in the outfield, but the team is
now unlikely to pursue the veteran for such a role, according to Nick Cafardo
of The Boston Globe.
Abreu wants to stay in baseball, and the Red Sox were among
the teams that tried him out. But I was told the Red Sox are unlikely to...
The Red Sox might still be in the offseason, but NESN’s Sox reporter Jenny Dell is already hard at work.
Dell, Hot 96.9 FM’s Pebbles, boxing champ Danny O’Connor and others will serve as celebrity guest judges for the New England Revolution’s Rev Girls audition finals on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 9 p.m. ET at Game On! in Boston.
The Rev Girls serve as the team’s official promotional...
With Spring Training less than a month away, the Red Sox 40 Man
Roster should be fairly set until the end of camp. I'll take this
opportunity to review the entire roster. Lets face it, there's not much
else going on.
If it wasn't enough that the Red Sox were able to unload so much salary in the Megadeal, the club also got talent in return. They acquired two of...
The Red Sox were willing to give Bobby Abreu a look, but that might be the extent of their interest.
According to The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo, the Red Sox are unlikely to pursue Abreu as the backup first baseman/outfielder they’ve been seeking this winter.
On the surface, Abreu — if capable of playing an adequate first base (a big “if”) — would seem to make some...
Drafted in the ninth round of the 2006 MLB Draft, the Boston Red Sox have held high expectations for talented outfielder Ryan Kalish. As the Trot Nixon and JD Drew years are now behind them, the team has been searching for a right fielder to succeed the previous champions who patrolled the position. Unfortunately, Kalish's bright career has been consistently sidetracked due to...
The New York Mets signed right-handed pitcher Scott Atchison to a minor-league deal that includes an invitation to MLB Spring Training, the team announced. Atchison, 36, pitched for the Boston Red Sox in 2012, posting a 1.58 ERA with in
51 1/3 innings. He was non-tendered in November instead of being offered arbitration.