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Otero called up from minors to help A's pitching

The Oakland Athletics have purchased the contract of pitcher Dan Otero from Triple-A Sacramento on Friday and optioned left-hander Hideki Okajima to the minors. The moves come one day after the A's needed to go deep in their bullpen in an 18-inning win over the New York Yankees. Otero was 1-0 with a 0.99 ERA with the River Cats and was 15 for 15 in save opportunities. The 28...
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June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

A's Add Okajima; DFA Resop

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May 17, 2013  |  Discuss

A’s sign Hideki Okajima to minor-league deal

Per the Chronicle’s Susan Slusser, among others, the A’s came to terms on a minor-league contract with reliever Hideki Okajima on Monday, the day pitchers and catchers officially reported for camp. The deal is set to be announced Tuesday, pending the results of a physical. The lefty spent 2012 out of MLB, playing in Japan and putting up a 0.94 ERA. Prior to that, Okajima spent...
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February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Athletics sign reliever Hideki Okajima

Hideki Okajima has agreed to a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics.  CLICK TO READ MORE!
February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Athletics Considering Signing Former Red Sox Reliever Hideki Okajima

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...
January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Okajima is going back to Japan

To the delight of most Red Sox fans, Hideki Okajima will be heading back to Japan to pitch for the Softbank Hawks. Even though he was not a part of the Red Sox organization anymore, the thought of a very slim possibility of him returning was nauseating. Okajima spent most of 2011 with the Pawsox and most recently failed his physical with the Yankees. The decision was an easy one...
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March 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Hideki Okajima Fails Physical, Will Not Join Yankees

Hideki Okajima was set to try to earn a spot in the Yankees bullpen this season, but it looks like the lefty's career in pinstripes is over before it even started. Okajima failed his physical with the team, according to David Waldstein of The New York Times. Team doctors reportedly didn't like the results of an MRI on the reliever's left shoulder. The failed physical...
February 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Hideki Okajima Joins The Evil Empire

A former Boston Red Sox reliever, Hideki Okajima, has gone over to the dark side as he has signed a minor league deal with the New York Yankees. He was invited to spring training as a non-roster invitee and will compete for a bullpen spot with former Red Sox farmhand Cesar Cabral. Okajima appeared in seven games for the Red Sox in 2011 before spending the rest of the season in...
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December 28, 2011  |  Discuss

Hideki Okajima Agrees to Minor League Contract With Yankees

After a lackluster ending to his tenure in Boston, Hideki Okajima will look to revive his career in New York. The 36-year-old reliever has agreed to a minor league contract with the Yankees on Wednesday, according to the team's website. Okajima's deal with the club will include an invitation to spring training. During the 2011 season, the southpaw spent the majority of the...
December 28, 2011  |  Discuss

Yankees sign P Okajima to minor-league contract

The New York Yankees have added some veteran relief depth, signing Japanese leftthander Hideki Okajima to a minor-league contract.The deal includes an invitation to spring training.The 36-year-old Okajima appeared in seven games with the Boston Red Sox last season, recording a 4.32 ERA over 8 1/3 innings.Okajima spent his first five major-league seasons in the Boston organization...
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December 28, 2011  |  Discuss
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