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Scott Atchison to Return to MLB

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We already stuck a blurb about this up on Twitter,but Hanshin Tigers reliever Scott Atchison is looking to make an MLB comeback next season.

Atchison was one of Hanshin’s top bullpen arms last year, posting a 1.70 era in 90 innings over 75 appearances. Hanshin wanted to bring him back next year, but according to reports, Atchison wanted to return to the States for family and lifestyle reasons. That he pitched well enough in 2009 to contend for a regular MLB bullpen spot couldn’t have hurt either.

Atchison last appeared in the majors in 2007 with San Francisco, and is primarily a fastball/slider pitcher. You can get a sense of how hard he throws on the NPB Tracker data site.

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-10-25

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  • Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-10-18:
    Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-10-11:
    Marty Brown Done in Hiroshima: Hi.. http://bit.ly/2WmQ0u #
  • Kikuchi Meetings: Day Two: On Day Two, Yusei Kikuchi met with the eight remaining NPB teams, thus concluding the.. http://bit.ly/zxlno #
  • Kikuchi Meetings, MLB Round 1: Now, it’s getting interesting. Yusei Kikuchi has completed his first round .. http://bit.ly/2MYkZJ #
  • 城島マリナーズとの契約解除: FanHouse.comのべースボールライターであるエド・プライス記者のツイッターによると、 城島健司選手はマリナーズとの契約解除に至ったという発表がありました #
  • Kikuchi Concludes Meetings: Yusei Kikuchi has wrapped up his meetings and now has some thinking to do. It may t.. http://bit.ly/Xiqyv #
  • Ken Takahashi released and will look to catch on with another team to remain in the States next season: http://tinyurl.com/ygcaf2w #
  • Okajima looking to resign with the Red Sox with a new agent: http://bit.ly/2cDN3u #
  • RT @robneyer, @mlbtradeumors, you guys seemed to figure it out. #newrule #
  • Keichi Yabu to Audition: 41 year-old Keichi Yabu is not calling it quits yet, and will try to continue his care.. http://bit.ly/1eSZgH #
  • Johjima Opts out: As previously reported in Japanese, Kenji Johjima has decided to opt out of the final two yea.. http://bit.ly/QKxHz #
  • 2009 Draft: What’s in a Name?: My draft coverage outside of Yusei Kikuchi has been pretty weak this year,.. http://bit.ly/bXi8z #
  • would love to see Kim Ng get the Padres GM job. #
  • Kikuchi to Announce Intentions Oct 24?: The Yusei Kikuchi watch marches on. Multiple sources out of Japan are s.. http://bit.ly/34WEQk #
  • East Meets West: Manager Katsuya Nomura finally accepted an apology from Todd Linden. Linden was taken off the .. http://bit.ly/4e1TPd #
  • Iwakuma not able to stop the Fighters allowing 9H, 3ER, 3BB with 6K in 8.0IP and the Fighters are one win away from the Nippon Series. #
  • Walk-Off Grand Slams, or, An Excuse to Write About Kintetsu: The mid-week Climax Series games are played well p.. http://bit.ly/3Suag #
  • Naoyuki Shimizu Thinking MLB: 33-year old right-handed pitcher Naoyuki Shimizu cannot seem to brush off his des.. http://bit.ly/294LxQ #
  • Potential NPB Returnees: It looks like we could to see a wave of Japanese major leaguers make their respective .. http://bit.ly/vUDvm #
  • Pitcher to Pursue MLB Career: That got your attention, didn’t it? It’s not Kikuchi though.
    Sanspo i.. http://bit.ly/2kjDc #
  • Kikuchi press conference set for Oct 25: http://mainichi.jp/enta/sports/news/20091024k0000m050001000c.html #
  • Free Agents: Igarashi, Saburo: Notes to share about a couple of FA-eligible players:

    If Ryota Igarashi chooses.. http://bit.ly/KUzBo #

  • Kikuchi Sets Press Conference For 25th: As I uh, tweeted earlier in the day, Yusei Kikuchi has scheduled a pres.. http://bit.ly/16VNO6 #
  • Korea Series on justin.tv: http://www.justin.tv/cpak00 #
  • Climax Series on justin.tv: http://www.justin.tv/waka02152000 #
  • Nippon Ham vs Rakuten, Game Four:

    Watch live video from waka02152000 on Justin.tv http://bit.ly/vr3Lq #

  • Kikuchi Stays Home: Kyodo News and reader Manzino beat me to it, but Yusei Kikuchi is staying in Japan. I&#8217.. http://bit.ly/lZnYl #

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