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Former Red Sox Relief Pitcher Hideki Okajima Retires

(Getty Images)Former Red Sox relief pitcher Hideki Okajima announced his retirement from baseball today. The 40-year-old lefty was part of the '07 World Series Champion team and hurled for Boston between 2007 and 2011. It was also announced that Okajima will throw out the first pitch before the August 11th game at Fenway against The Evil Ones. In his time in Carmine Hose, Okajima...
Via FenwayNation
July 18, 2016

Former big league reliever Hideki Okajima retires

According to a report from Carlos Yamazaki of the Tokyo Sports Press on Sunday, former big league relief pitcher Hideki Okajima has elected to officially call it a career. Despite not pitching in a big league game since 2013 as a member of the Oakland Athletics, Okajima previously signed a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles back in February. While spending his first five...
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July 17, 2016

Hideki Okajima Signs Minor-League Deal With Orioles

Hideki Okajima (AP Photo)Former Red Sox reliever Hideki Okajima has signed a minor-league deal with division rival Baltimore. Reportedly, the deal does not include an invitation to Orioles' major-league Spring Training Camp. The Japanese lefty has not pitched in the majors since 2013—in a brief stint with the Oakland A's. He was part of the 2007 Red Sox World Series Championship...
Via FenwayNation
February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Orioles sign former Red Sox reliever Hideki Okajima to minors deal

Hideki Okajima last made an appearance in the Majors with the Oakland A's in 2013, but is trying to make his way back.According to Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun, the Baltimore Orioles have signed the 40-year-old lefty to a minor league deal without a spring training invite.The Orioles seem to be stock-piling lefty relievers -- Okajima would join Zach Britton, Brian Matusz,...
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February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Japanese Reliever Hideki Okajima Inks Minor League Deal with Baltimore

According to a report by Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun, the Orioles have signed former Boston and Oakland reliever Hideki Okajima, now 40 years old, to a minor league contract. Okajima’s contract does not include an invitation to major league spring training. Okajima’s interesting delivery (AP Photo/Bob Levey) Okajima last pitched in the majors in 2013 with the Athletics...
Via Baseball Essential
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Hideki Okajima Looking For MLB Comeback At 40

OkajimaAfter spending two years in Japan, former Red Sox reliever Hideki Okajima is looking to get back into the bigs. The lefty has been toiling for the Yokohama DeNA BayStars and feels he's proven enough at that level to justify a return to MLB. In five seasons with the Red Sox, Oki went 17-8 with a 3.09 ERA and a WHIP of 1.262. His legendary entrance theme (Okajima-Oki-doke)...
Via FenwayNation
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Sox Reliever Okajima Signs With Yokohama

For five seasons, Hideki Okajima was a solid option out of the Red Sox bullpen. The now-38-year old posted a 3.11 ERA for Boston in 246.1 innings of work. Despite one World Series hiccup, he was pretty effective in the post-season—giving up no earned runs in 12.1 innings of ALCS play. He was a huge fan favorite—rousing the Fenway crowd when his entry song boomed over the loudspeakers...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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