Takashi Toritani To Remain In Japan

Japanese shortstop Takashi Toritani has chosen to remain with the Hanshin Tigers, according to a report by a Japanese news outlet. Toritani issued a statement via his agent Scott Boras: “I earned my international FA option and exercised it. I spent a lot of time thinking about my options and would now like to let everyone know that I decided to stay. I apologize to the fans, organization...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Rumor Roundup: Blue Jays Interested in This Francisco Rodriguez Fun Fact by Daniel Rathman

Toronto has K-Rod and Japanese veteran shortstop Takashi Toritani on its radar, while Stephen Drew gets a token rumor.
Via Baseball Prospectus
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Interested In Japanese SS Takashi Toritani

Mets manager Terry Collins said today that the Mets are interested in Japanese SS Takashi Toritani. Toritani, 33, has played the past 11 seasons for the Hanshin Tigers of Nippon Professional Baseball. In that time, he has hit at a .285/.372/.412 clip, and has appeared in 1,444 consecutive games, and thus being known as “The Ironman of Japan.” Toritani is now being represented by...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Get To Know This Year’s Foreign Imports: Takashi Toritani

Earlier in the offseason, Mike detailed two potential imports from Japan in Kenta Maeda and Chihiro Kaneko. The pair started games one and two of the Japan All-Star Series. Maeda dazzled in his audition, throwing five shutout innings. Kaneko struggled a bit, allowing three runs in his five innings of work. Both pitchers are likely to be posted, and both would go towards filling the...
Via Dodgers Digest
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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