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Red Sox Sign Submarine Reliever From Japan

Shunsuke WatanabeThe Red Sox signed 37-year old pitcher Shunsuke Watanabe to a minor league contract—with an invite to Spring Training. Watanabe is a submariner who pitched mostly as a starter for the Chiba Lotte Marines (of course, he's a submariner!) in the Nippon Professional Baseball League (0-4, 4.62 ERA in 2013). He will be asked to work out of the bullpen in the Red Sox...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox Sign Japanese Submarine Pitcher Shunsuke Watanabe to Minor League Contract (Video)

The Red Sox have signed Japanese right-handed reliever Shunsuke Watanabe to a minor-league contract, the club announced on Tuesday. The 37-year-old has spent his entire 13-year career with the Chiba Lotte Marines of Japan’s Pacific League. The submarine-style pitcher started 240 of his 255 games, going 87-82 with a 3.65 ERA. Watanabe also pitched on both of Japan’s World...
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

RHP Shunsuke Watanabe agrees with Red Sox

Right-hander Shunsuke Watanabe has agreed to a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox. Boston says he will report to minor league spring training as a reliever. The two-time All-Star in Japan is a submarine-style pitcher with a 87-82 record and a 3.65 ERA. He spent 13 years with the Chiba Lotte Marines of the Pacific League and pitched on Japan's World Baseball Classic championship...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox release pitcher Chris Carpenter

The Boston Red Sox have given pitcher Chris Carpenter his release. No not that Chris Carpenter. He retired in November. The 27-year-old Carptner pitched in 18 big league games for the Red Sox between 2011 and 2012 compilining a 1-0 record, 5.17 ERA and a 2.30 WHIP. He appeared in 34 minor league games in 2013. The highlight of his career came as he was part of the compensation package...
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

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