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...
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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...
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...
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June 07, 2012
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...
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May 29, 2012
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...
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....
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...
The Mets announced they have granted RHP Ryota Igarashi his unconditional release.
They also outrighted infielder Valentino Pascucci and righthanded pitchers Dale Thayer and Manny Alvarez to Triple-A Buffalo.
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets have released RHP Ryota Igarashi.
Igarashi pitched in Japan for the majority of his career, but came to America to pitch for the Mets two years ago. He recently completed a two-year, $3 million deal.
In his time with the Mets, Igarashi went 5-2 with a 5.74 ERA, bouncing between the Mets and Triple-A Buffalo.
The story basically went...
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According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets have released reliever Ryota Igarashi says a major league source.
Igarashi went 5-2 with a 5.74 ERA in two seasons with the Mets after signing a two-year, $3 million deal to play for the team in 2010.
Iggy bypasses the typical MLB rules which requires six years of major league service before becoming a free agent. This is because...