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to which Youkilis is now looking forward -- the opportunity, for instance, to play with former Red Sox teammate Takashi Saito , who amazingly is still pitching at the age of 43, and what he hopes is a chance to play with Rakuten ace Masahiro
per nine innings are the lowest such rates ever, while his 9.82 strikeouts per nine innings is second all time to Takashi Saito (minimum of 200.0 IP). He appeared in three postseason games for the Rangers in 2011 and tossed a scoreless frame
solid group, but that was built in a variety of ways -- trades (Billy Wagner, Ramon Ramirez), injury risks ( Takashi Saito , Wagner) and prospects (Daniel Bard). It was a reminder that there is no one right answer when finding the best
the disabled list). It failed to reflect millions in incentives that would be earned by the likes of John Smoltz and Takashi Saito , or millions more spent on midseason acquisitions such as Victor Martinez , Alex Gonzalez and Billy Wagner
There are functional depth options in Michael Bowden and Junichi Tazawa. Even with the departures of Billy Wagner and Takashi Saito , the bullpen would be regarded as capable of shutting down opposing teams, thanks to a posse of strikeout-producing arms
name that will be uttered incessantly in the hotel lobby throughout the next few days). The Sox have had talks with Takashi Saito ’s representatives regarding a new deal, but haven’t had any discussions with the agents for Jonathan Papelbon
season appears to be retirement. Takashi Saito The Red Sox hold a club option ..... middle reliever. All the same, Saito gave indications that he would ..... interest in a new contract should Saito not be blown away by an offer elsewhere
Balelo also represents right-hander Takashi Saito , who will return to the majors next year at ..... win who keeps getting better.” Saito was limited by injuries to 30 games ..... nine walks in 26 2/3 innings. Saito enjoyed his season in Boston in 2009
League. The Diamondbacks also are said to be high on reliever Takashi Saito , who pitched for the Brewers in 2011 and was a member of the Red ..... Jon Paul Morosi reports that six teams have shown interest in Saito , including the Brewers.
difference-maker this time around figures to be veteran Takashi Saito , who had his second straight impressive season since injuring his elbow in the ’08 campaign. Saito had a 2.83 ERA in 56 games, almost identical
former Red Sox relief pitcher Takashi Saito has agreed to a one-year deal with ..... the Sox expressed some interest in Saito but not to the point where any negotiations got serious. Saito (who will turn 41-years-old
He would play with the Sox through the ’05 season. Takashi Saito (Jan. 10, 2009): The reliever appeared somewhat ..... instead of undergoing Tommy John surgery. When healthy, Saito had produced, but at 39-years-old the reliever couldn
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