Five Minor League Deals that didn’t pan out for the New York Yankees

Infielder Juan Rivera #54 of the New York Yankees bats against the Boston Red Sox during a Grapefruit League Spring Training Game at George M. Steinbrenner Field on March 20, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Mandatory Credit. Meric/Getty Images) Every spring, major league teams bring in a wide array of players on minor league contracts. The players vary from former All-Stars coming off...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Sox Reliever Okajima Signs With Yokohama

For five seasons, Hideki Okajima was a solid option out of the Red Sox bullpen. The now-38-year old posted a 3.11 ERA for Boston in 246.1 innings of work. Despite one World Series hiccup, he was pretty effective in the post-season—giving up no earned runs in 12.1 innings of ALCS play. He was a huge fan favorite—rousing the Fenway crowd when his entry song boomed over the loudspeakers...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Dice-K Set To Sign With Japan's Champ Hawks

(Kelly O'Connor Photo)According to a report in The Japan Times, former Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka is about to sign a deal with the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks—the reigning Japan Series Champions. Dice-K pitched pretty well out of the Mets bullpen last year (3-3, 3.89), and is looking to re-ignite his starting career back in his home country. For Boston, he won 18 games in 2008—and...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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