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Hideki Okajima failed his physical

Left handed reliever Hideki Okajima, who was signed on a minor league contract, won't ever put on the Pinstripes after he failed his physical, voiding his contract, according to David Waldstein of the NY Times. Okajima was an instant success after coming over from Japan, putting up a 2.72 ERA, a 8.3 K/9, and a 2.9 ...

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Yankees announce 27 non-roster invitees for spring training

They Yankees announced their list of non-roster 27 players who are on minor league contracts and will be invited to spring training, via Mike Ashmore. Those 27 players plus everyone on the 40-man roster means that there will be 67 players in spring training. The most notable among these are Bill Hall and Russell Branyan because ...

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Another lefty gone as Oliver signs with the Jays

The Yankees planned to add another lefty to their bullpen this offseason and they have, somewhat. They picked up minor leaguer Cesar Cabral in the Rule 5 draft and signed Red Sox cast-off Hideki Okajima. The won't be adding Darren Oliver though as the lefty veteran has agreed to a deal with the Toronto Blue Jays, ...

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Yankees sign Hideki Okajima to a minor league deal

The Yankees have signed former Red Sox lefty reliever Hideki Okajima to a minor league deal and plan to invite him to spring training, according to David Waldstein of the NY Times. Okajima, 36, initially had a lot of success in America, putting up a combined 2.40 ERA with a 1.061 WHIP, a 8.5 K/9, and ...

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Yankees Will Not Sign Hideki Okajima


When the Red Sox designated their lefty reliever Hideki Okajima for assignment last week I wondered if the Yankees would take a chance on signing him as they have had a lack of quality left handed pitching this season, but that will not be the case. According to Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe, Okajima ...

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Yankees Should Take a Chance on Hideki Okajima


In one of the more maddening moves this past offseason, the Red Sox poached Yankees reliever Alfredo Aceves. Now the Yankees have a chance to pay them back by signing recently DFA'd left handed reliever Hideki Okajima and they should jump at the chance. First thing is first, there was a reason the Red ...

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