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RYOTA IGARASHI RUMORS

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 espn.com...
Via Mets Merized Online
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...
Via Tireball.com
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

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

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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