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Shimizu Trade Finalized

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The previously reported Naoyuki Shimizu deal to Yokohama is now complete. In an obvious salary dump, Lotte sends Shimizu across the Tokyo Bay in return for pitcher Takumi Nasuno and catcher Toshio Saito.

The question now is, will we see Lotte shed any more payroll? Hanshin was interested in Shunsuke Watanabe

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Igarashi to Pursue MLB

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Nikkan Sports and others are reporting that Yakult fireballer Ryota Igarashi has decided on pursuing an MLB contract for next season.

Igarashi has hooked on with star agent Arn Tellem for representation, and visited the States in October to take in the American League playoffs. The 30 year-old right gets by with an explosive fastball that reaches the upper-90’s and a hard forkball. For more, please see our profile of him, posted last June.

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-11-08

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  • Shinjo returns from the 70's: #
  • Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-11-01:
    Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-10-25:
    Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-.. #
  • Darvish Returns: Yu Darvish returning this season seemed unlikely couple weeks ago, but as time went on, the po.. #
  • Hideaki Wakui is the winner of the Sawamura Award. 5th straight year the winner has come out of the Pacific League. #
  • Naoyuki Shimizu heading to the Baystars in a trade? #
  • Projected Game 3 starters for the Nippon Series: Itokazu vs. Obispo: #
  • Will check this out later @daigofujiwara Great documentary on Japanese high school baseball… Koshien. #
  • よろしく @hajime0130 日本の野球を英語で発信! #
  • Darvish’s Mechanics in Return: Yu Darvish returned after a nearly two-month layoff to pitch game two of t.. #
  • Hanshin to Import Pitchers: Sanspo is reporting on Hanshin’s import pitching shopping list, and is naming.. #
  • Shimizu Traded to Yokohama?: The Chiba Lotte Marines have reportedly agreed to trade Naoyuki Shimizu to the Yok.. #
  • パイレーツは、トレードで岩村選手獲得 #
  • Tomoya Yagi's velocity chart, Nippon Series Game Four: #
  • Jonah Bayliss release by Seibu: #
  • 1934 All American Asian Tour: Little-known fictitious fact: today, November 5, is the date in 1955 that Marty M.. #
  • Hideki Matsui rules out the possibility of returning to Japan: #
  • Great Mariano Rivera infographic: #
  • Johjima Scouts for Tigers: One of the fringe benefits Hanshin trying to get out of bringing in Kenji Johima is .. #
  • I'll re-file this one under 'debunked' RT @hyphen18 Speaking of rumors ….Japan???????? #

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