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Kei Igawa is going back to Japan

After four years, $46 million, and a 6.66 ERA in just 71.2 innings, the Yankees and Japanese pitcher Kei Igawa parted ways this offseason when he became a free agent. Igawa had said he wanted to stay in America, but he must not have found any takers as he is headed back to Japan. Igawa has ...

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Yankees 2011/2012 offseason review

The Yankees went into this offseason without a lot of holes in the roster. The entire lineup was expected to return, except for Jorge Posada who was expected to be replaced by Jesus Montero. Of course Montero got traded. After all, the Yankees had a few free agents, none of them were major though, and most ...

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Steinbrenner Speaks: Free Agents, Igawa, and the Budget

Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner was at the GM meetings in Milwaukee on Wendesday and stopped to talk to reporters. Here is what he said via Chad Jennings of the Journal News: He said wouldn't be surprised if the Yankees did or didn't sign a big name free agent this offseason, adding that it was too early ...

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Kei Igawa among Yankees 21 Minor League Free Agents

After six seasons in the minor leagues, if they don't make it to the 40-man roster even the minor leaguers become free agents. The Yankees have 21 minor league free agents this year with Kei Igawa and Mark Prior among the biggest names in the group. Here are the rest via Chad Jennings of the Journal ...

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Kei Igawa Headed to the Pen

When the Yankees signed pitcher Kei Igawa to a 23 million dollar contract, they didn't envision the left-hander spending the length of his contract in Triple-A Scranton. With time running out, the Yankees are taking another direction to find a use for Igawa: the bullpen. With the idea of using Igawa as a possible left-handed specialist, ...

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Minor League Monday: March 15th, 2010

Welcome to this week's edition of Minor League Monday. First and foremost, my apologies for the lack of a MLM last week. For those who don't know, I'm in the process of planning a wedding and needless to say, sometimes that can cause some crazy weeks. Since the last MLM, some baseball has been played ...

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Why Were the Yankees so Quick to Cut Igawa?

The Yankees have cut nine players this spring, effectively sending them to minor league camp: pitchers Andrew Brackman, D.J. Mitchell, Christian Garcia, Kevin Whelan, Wilkins Aria, Kei Igawa, Wilkin De La Rosa, Jeremy Bleich and catchers Daniel Gil and Kyle Higashioka. The majority of those cuts make sense in my head; the minor league camp needed ...

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Yankees Trying to Salvage Kei Igawa

According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, in an effort to salvage even a little bit of the $46 million they invested in him, the Yankees will use Kei Igawa strictly as a left handed reliever in spring training and could even use him in that spot once the season starts, even if he's ...

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