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HISANORI TAKAHASHI RUMORS

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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Hisanori Takahashi knows there are no guarantees for a player who walks into major league camp with a minor league contract. That's why he's happy to fill any role for the Chicago Cubs. Bidding for a spot in the bullpen, Takahashi started Wednesday and pitched three shaky innings in a 3-2 loss to the Texas Rangers. The 37-year-old left-hander gave...
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March 06, 2013  |  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 season.
Via Pirates Prospects
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. ...
Via Pirates Prospects
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...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
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...
Via Pirates Prospects
August 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels protest call in Friday's loss, Wilson asked to be more efficient, Takahashi throws a tantrum

The August 6th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles ...
Via Monkey with a Halo
August 06, 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...
Via Monkey with a Halo
February 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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