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Akinori Iwamura

  1. Akinori Iwamura returns to Japan after four MLB seasons

    Nov 15, 2010, 11:49 AM EDT

    Akinori Iwamura

    Akinori Iwamura left Japan in November of 2006 at age 28, signing a three-year, $7.7 million contract with Tampa Bay after the Rays paid a $4.55 million posting fee just for the rights to negotiate with him. He gave the Rays a solid return on that investment for two-and-a-half seasons, hitting .281/.354/.393 with good defense…

  2. Dodgers decline Garland's $10 million option

    Nov 5, 2009, 1:52 PM EDT

    When the Diamondbacks traded Jon Garland to the Dodgers on August 31 they agreed to pay his remaining 2009 salary and cover his $2.5 million buyout for 2010, so it comes as no surprise that Los Angeles officially declined the right-hander’s $10 million option this afternoon. Garland pitched well for the Dodgers down the stretch,…

  3. Iwamura a student of (ancient) history

    Nov 4, 2009, 7:55 PM EDT

    Akinori Iwamura, who went to the World Series with the Tampa Bay Rays last season, is putting the most optimistic spin possible on his recent trade to the Pittsburgh Pirates: Iwamura, acquired to be the Pirates’ starting second baseman, is hoping his new team can be a contender soon. Really. “I know, of course, about…

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