An Offer for Igarashi

» 09 December 2009 » In mlb, mlb prospects »

Sponichi has a brief report saying that Ryota Igarashi has received his first MLB offer — a one-year deal from an unnamed team. In the words of the source Sponichi cites: “it was a one-year, major league contract. His elbow (which he had surgery on in 2006) is not a problem, and they see him as someone who could perform in a middle relief role.”

The Orioles, Pirates, Giants and Rangers have shown interest in Igarashi, but there’s no indication that one of these teams made the offer.


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  1. Patrick
    Jeff Hainey
    09/12/2009 at 11:23 am Permalink

    I’m gonna guess the Washington Nationals or the Baltimore Orioles…although the Detroit Tigers would make sense too.
    The Pirates would have more leverage to trade their current closer Capps…the SF Giants are close to Japan…which brings up Seattle. They like one year deals when the player isn’t proven. The Rangers do make sense, as their bullpen’s a bit shaky with Francisco dealing with an injury last year and CJ Wilson more prone to stay as a lefty situational reliever if Igarashi were to jump in there and take over the 8th inning and bring insurance for Francisco’s arm.

  2. Patrick
    09/12/2009 at 12:26 pm Permalink

    most likely the pirates.
    they lost a middle reliever in the iwamura trade.

  3. Patrick
    12/12/2009 at 11:53 am Permalink

    The yanks could make a play on him too