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Potential New Rule Is Open To Interpretation

Ex-Met Ryota Igarashi reacts to the news that his interpreter has left the building. A Japanese pitcher, a catcher and a pitching coach walk into a bar.  Think you understand where this joke is going?  No?  Well, the protagonists of the joke didn’t understand it either.  But come Opening Day, they’ll have a better chance of getting it. According to Jayson Stark of
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January 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryota Igarashi signs contract with South Bank Hawks

Ryota Igarashi has signed a three-year deal with the Soft Bank Hawks of Japan’s Central League. Igarashi, 33, struggled during his brief time at the major league level. Igarashi spent two years with the New York Mets before becoming a free agent and signing with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He never appeared in a major league game for the Pirates and was traded to Toronto following...
November 16, 2012  |  Discuss

David Phelps To Start Monday, Ryota Igarashi Recalled

Source: Elsa/Getty Images Right-hander David Phelps will start Monday’s game against the Texas Rangers. Phelps is starting for the injured Sabathia, who has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with elbow stiffness. The recently signed Derek Lowe will back up Phelps out of the bullpen. Also, the Yankees will recall right-hander Ryota Igarashi for tomorrow’s game before activating...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
August 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Garcia on bereavement list, Igarashi called up

The Yankees placed right-handed reliever Freddy Garcia on the bereavement list because of the death of his grandfather and recalled reliever Ryota Igarashi from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Igarashi was claimed off waivers from Toronto on May 29. The 33-year-old right-hander made two appearances with Toronto before he was designated for assignment. The 33-year-old has struck...
Via AP on Fox
June 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Ryota Igarashi claimed by Yankees from Blue Jays

Right-hander Ryota Igarashi has been claimed by the New York Yankees off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. Igarashi, who turned 33 Monday, allowed four earned runs in one inning over two appearances this season with the Blue Jays, who brought him up May 25 and designated him two days later. He was 5-2 with a 5.74 ERA in 79 relief appearances with the Mets in 2010-11, spent spring...
Via AP on Fox
May 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Blue Jays acquire RHP Igarashi from Pirates

The Toronto Blue Jays acquired right-handed pitcher Ryota Igarashi from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.Igarashi has surrendered nine runs on 15 hits over 9 1/3 innings this spring and has a career ERA of 5.74.The 32-year-old made 45 appearances for the New York MEts in 2011 and had a 4.66 ERA in just over 38 innings pitched.
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Pirates Sign Jeff Clement, Ryota Igarashi

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed first baseman Jeff Clement and right handed pitcher Ryota Igarashi to minor league deals, per a team press release. Both players will receive invites to Spring Training. We heard about Igarashi at the end of last week. The right hander has struggled in his Major League career since coming over from Japan in 2010. Last year he had a 4.66 ERA in 38...
Via Pirates Prospects
December 20, 2011  |  Discuss

Ryota Igarashi Signs With Pirates

In November, the Mets released Ryota Igarashi and he has now signed with a new team. There are reports out saying that Igarashi signed a split contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates. If you are like me, and were unsure what a split contract is, well here you go: A split contract is a contract that includes separate salary for time in the minor leagues vs time in the major leagues....
Via 213 Miles From Shea
December 19, 2011  |  Discuss

Ryota Igarashi Joins Bucs

The Pirates have announced that they signed RHP Ryota Igarashi to a minor league deal. Igarashi (32) spent the past two season with the Mets where he ended up with a career ERA of 5.74 and a WHIP of 1.710.  Igarashi was actually designated for assignment by the Mets after the 2010 season, but ended [...]
Via This Is Getting Old
December 15, 2011  |  Discuss

Pirates To Sign Ryota Igarashi

The Pittsburgh Pirates have an agreement to sign right handed pitcher Ryota Igarashi, according to The Jiji Press (via Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker).  The agreement is for a split contract, which usually means it’s a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training. Igarashi previously played for the New York Mets where he combined for a 5.74 ERA in 69 innings, along with...
Via Pirates Prospects
December 14, 2011  |  Discuss
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