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TAKASHI SAITO RUMORS

Saito signs with team in Japan

Pitcher Takashi Saito, who spent the past seven seasons in the Major Leagues, has signed a one-year contract to play in Japan for the Rakuten Golden Eagles, according to multiple media outlets. Rakuten has also recently signed former Major Leaguers Andruw Jones and Casey McGehee. Saito, who turns 43 in February, spent most of his career playing in Japan before signing with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Takashi Saito to Play Back in Japan

Former Major League reliever Takashi Saito will be pitching back in his home country next season.  The 42-year old probably could have found work in the Majors, but he decided to go back to Japan.  He played for the Arizona Diamondbacks last season. According to NPB Tracker, Saito's deal with Tahoko Rakuten wil officially be announced as early as today.  He is to make...
Via MLB Injury News
December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

D-backs place reliever Saito on DL

The Arizona Diamondbacks placed right-handed reliever Takashi Saito on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday because of a strained left hamstring. The 42-year-old Saito has no record with a 6.14 ERA in 10 games with Arizona. Saito was an All-Star in 2007 during a 39-save season with the Dodgers. He totaled 81 saves in his first three major league seasons and has a 2.27 ERA for his career...
Via AP on Fox
August 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks place reliever Takashi Saito on DL

The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed right-handed reliever Takashi Saito on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. The 42-year-old Saito has no record with a 6.14 ERA in 10 games with Arizona. The Diamondbacks also purchased the contract of left-hander Mike Zagurski from Triple-A Reno. The 29-year-old Zagurski, who was in uniform for Tuesday night's game at...
Via AP on Fox
August 14, 2012  |  Discuss

D-backs activate veteran Saito for stretch run

PHOENIX - The Diamondbacks added a fresh arm to their bullpen when they activated Takashi Saito from the disabled list Saturday, the first time Saito has been with the team this season. The D-backs have succeeded at limiting their relievers' workload -- David Hernandez leads the bullpen with 40 13 innings, a figure that is not even in the National League's top 20 -- but...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 21, 2012  |  Discuss

D-backs' Saito makes rehab start in Single-A

Diamondbacks reliever Takashi Saito moved one step closer to returning Thursday night by making his first rehab appearance with Single-A Visalia. Starting for the Rawhide, Saito faced four batters in one inning of work, allowing a single and a walk before a double play ended the inning. Saito, 42, has been sidelined with a right calf strain since April 4, when he tweaked the calf...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 19, 2012  |  Discuss

D-backs willing to gamble on Saito's health

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- When the Diamondbacks signed reliever Takashi Saito to a one-year contract this offseason, they knew exactly what they were getting into. They were so aware of the 42-year-old's injury history they didnt even have him take a physical, because they knew he would probably fail it. The Diamondbacks decided Saito was worth the risk. "We felt that the risk...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 21, 2012  |  Discuss

D-backs announce Saito deal

PHOENIX -- As initially reported Monday, the Arizona Diamondbacks formally announced a contract agreement with 41-year-old relief pitcher Takashi Saito. The one-year deal will pay him 1.75 million. The former All-Star went 4-2 with a 2.03 ERA in 30 relief appearances for the NL Central-champion Milwaukee Brewers last season. Saito is 21-15 with 84 saves and a 2.18 ERA over parts...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 14, 2011  |  Discuss

Arizona signs RHP Saito to 1-year contract

The Arizona Diamondbacks have reached agreement on a one-year, $1.75 million contract with 41-year-old right-hander Takashi Saito. The former All-Star went 4-2 with a 2.03 ERA in 30 relief appearances for the NL Central champion Milwaukee Brewers last season. Saito is 21-15 with 84 saves and a 2.18 ERA over parts of six seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston, Atlanta and...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2011  |  Discuss

Brewers decline arbitration on P Saito

The Milwaukee Brewers have declined to offer arbitration to reliever Takashi Saito, making him a free agent.Saito, 41, posted a 2.03 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 26 2/3 innings last season.He has also spent time with the Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 16, 2011  |  Discuss
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