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Cubs trade Brent Lillibridge, Hisanori Takahashi and other notes

Yesterday the Cubs traded Brent Lillibridge to the Yankees for a player to be named later or cash. Lillibridge had only 24 PA for the Cubs before being sent to the minors. He managed a .042/.042/.042 batting line and provided -0.5 fWAR. The city of Des Moines is thankful the Cubs have traded him. The Cubs also traded Hisanori Takahashi to the Rockies for a player to be named later...
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June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Outright Hisanori Takahashi To Iowa

MLB News: The Chicago Cubs sent pitcher Hisanori Takahashi packing as they outrighted him to Triple-A Iowa. Having been designated for assignment last Tuesday, he went unclaimed through the waiver process. He had a 6.00 earned run average in three innings this year. Fantasy Ramifications: Takahashi, even if he is brought to the majors later on this year, has no fantasy baseball value...
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Designate Hisanori Takahashi For Assignment

MLB News: The Chicago Cubs designated pitcher Hisanori Takahashi for assignment Tuesday. The 38-year-old enjoyed a solid 2010 and 2011 season, his first two in the major leagues, but was horrendous last season. He gave up two earned runs in only three innings this year. Fantasy Ramifications: Takahashi should not be owned in any fantasy baseball format. The post Chicago Cubs Designate...
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April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Our Long Nightmare is Finally Over (Lillibridge DFA)

Good news, everyone! Hisanori Takahashi and Brent Lillibridge have been designated for assignment. Hisanori Takahashi was last relevant in 2011, when he was a relatively successful LOOGY/7th/8th inning guy. The wheels fell off in 2012 in 51 appareances between the Pirates and Angels. There's a great chance he makes it through waivers. Brent Lillibridge was ONLY relevant in 2011...
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April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs sign Hisanori Takahashi

The Chicago Cubs have signed lefty-reliever Hisanori Takahashi to a minor-league deal which includes an invite to Spring Training, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports. Takahashi finished up last season with the Pirates after they claimed him off waivers from the Angels. Overall last season, Takahashi went 0-3 with a 5.54 ERA with a 9.3 K/9, the best k-rate of his career. Image taken...
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December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Takahashi Activated; Qualls Placed on Disabled List

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Pittsburgh Pirates activated Hisanori Takahashi on Sunday afternoon and placed Chad Qualls on the 15-day disabled list retro to Saturday, August 25 with irritation of his left big toe. Takahashi was claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels on Friday and reported to Pittsburgh last night after the game. He’s posted a 4.93 ERA over 42 appearances this...
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August 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Hisanori Takahashi

HISANORI TAKAHASHI LEFT HANDED PITCHER Born: April 2, 1975 Height: 5’10″ Weight: 175 Bats: Left Throws: Left Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2010 (Mets) How Acquired: Waiver Claim (from Angels) Country: Japan Agent: Wasserman Media Group WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES Takahashi debuted in the majors at age 35 after signing with the Mets out of Japan. ...
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August 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Pirates claim Hisanori Takahashi

The Pirates have claimed Hisanori Takahashi off waivers from the LA Angels. The lefty reliever will report to Pittsburgh in a day or so, at which point the Bucs will make a roster move to clear a spot for him. Takahashi is a 37 year old from Japan in his third big league season. He’s 0-3 with a 4.93 ERA this season, but was better in his first two (3.61 in 2010 with the Mets and...
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August 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Pirates Claim Hisanori Takahashi Off Waivers From Angels

The Pittsburgh Pirates today claimed left-handed relief pitcher Hisanori Takahashi off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Takahashi posted a a 4.93 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 41 strikeouts in 42 relief appearances this year for the Angels. He was scored upon once in his last seven appearances (5.2ip) with Los Angeles before being optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on August 19...
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August 24, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Player Profile: Hisanori Takahashi

Hisanori Takahashi will forever go down in history as being Tony Reagins supposed "big splash" in the 2011 off-season, but he did have some usefulness despite his association with those unfortunate comments.  While Takahashi was more good than bad in 2011, he'll have to do better in 2012 to justify the Angels' investment in him. (EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the...
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February 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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