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San Francisco Giants interested in both Igarashi and Takahashi?

by on Nov.23, 2009 @ 5:51 pm, under MLB

According to reports by Sponichi, it would seem that the San Francisco Giants are interested in both Ryota Igarashi and Hisanori Takahashi.

A Giants' rep on Takahashi:

He has a lot of experience and he has the skills to back that up.  He can make it in the Majors.  He's probably a number 5 pitcher in the rotation.  We wouldn't be looking for him to throw 200 inning.  We'd look at him as a starter. ... Okajima for the Red Sox doesn't have a lot of velocity, but is always working on new pitches.  The most important thing is to keep the ball down low.

A Giants' rep on Igaraashi:

It seems like he's over the surgery he had in 2006 and he's got some power behind his pitches.  His success will depend on how well he can control the fork and whether or not he can throw pitches over for strikes.