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MLB interest in Ryota Igarashi

by on Nov.12, 2009 @ 12:25 pm, under NPB

According to Sanspo, Ryota Igarahi has a number of MLB team interested in his services.

Pirates GM Neal Huntington: We got Iwamura so I think our gates to Japan have opened up a bit more.  And we moved a reliever in the trade for Iwamura, so [Igarashi] is someone we have our eye on.

Giants GM Brian Sabean: [Igarashi] isn't at the top of our list, but he's someone we're looking into.

According to Arn Tellem, there are a number of clubs interested in Igarashi.

"Relief pitchers are a big commodity in the Majors.  A number of clubs have approached me about Igarashi so I'm hopeful for some good results," said Tellen.  "I'm hoping we'll have some good news for [Igarashi] over the next 2 months."