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Mets cut ties with Japanese righty Ryota Igarashi

Oct 20, 2011, 6:27 PM EST

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From beat writer Adam Rubin of ESPN New York comes word that the Mets have released right-hander Ryota Igarashi, a native of Chiba, Japan.

Igarashi proved to be a bust soon after signing a two-year, $3 million major league contract with the Mets in the winter of 2009. Over 69 total big league innings — all in relief — he posted a disappointing 5.74 ERA, 1.71 WHIP and 69/46 K/BB ratio.

Igarashi will be free to sign with any organization after the World Series. He could also opt to head back home if the offers aren’t to his liking.

  1. plmathfoto - Oct 20, 2011 at 8:43 PM

    FInally! Who in their right mind thought this guy would be a successful major leaguer?

  2. bbk1000 - Oct 21, 2011 at 5:53 AM

    Omar…….had to say it….

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