Igarashi Qualifies for Free Agency

» 15 June 2009 » In mlb prospects, npb »

Sanspo reports that Yakult fireballer Ryota Igarashi has now officially met the service time requirements for international free agency. Cue standard remarks from Igarashi: “Right now I’m only thinking about staying in shape and winning. I want to think it (free agency) over carefully in the offseason”… and from Yakult’s front office: “it’s his decision so we don’t know what will happen, but he is one person that is needed on our team”.

In any event, expect Igarashi to get a raise from the 8.4m yen ($840k) he’s making this year.


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