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TAKASHI SAITO RUMORS

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...
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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...
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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
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