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Ryota Igarashi heads back to Japan

Nov 16, 2012, 12:51 PM EDT

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Ryota Igarashi left Japan to sign a $3 million deal with the Mets in 2010, but after posting a 6.41 ERA in 73 innings for three different MLB teams the 34-year-old reliever is headed back home.

Yasuko Yanagita of Hochi Shimbun reports that Igarashi has agreed to a three-year contract with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks.

Igarashi actually spent most of this year at Triple-A and was really good, throwing 58 innings with a 2.03 ERA and 83/21 K/BB ratio, and even while getting knocked around in the majors his fastball averaged 93.1 miles per hour.

  1. plmathfoto - Nov 16, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    The Mets signed him, therefore he will fail, but the only slightly unusual thing is he didn’t star for another team after they got rid of him.

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