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Nippon Ham Fighters sign Bob Keppel to a 2-year deal

by on Jan.07, 2010 @ 11:42 am, under NPB

It appears as though the Nippon Ham Fighters are looking to sign 27-year-old, righty Bob Keppel.  The Fighters are looking at Keppel as a candidate to join their starting rotation.

2009 Season

Tm Lvl W L ERA G GS CG SH GF SV IP H R ER HR BB SO WP WHIP
MIN AAA 3 3 2.43 23 3 1 0 6 1 55.2 51 18 15 1 13 28 3 1.15
MIN MLB 1 1 4.83 37 0 0 0 8 0 54.0 63 30 29 4 21 32 2 1.56

Career

Lvl W L ERA G GS CG SH GF SV IP H R ER HR BB SO WP WHIP
MLB 1 5 5.36 49 6 0 0 9 0 92.1 114 56 55 11 39 53 2 1.66
MiLB 55 60 4.55 205 159 6 3 2 982.1 1092 569 497 87 296 558 56 1.41

Baseball Cube

=== UPDATE 8:44pm JST

The Fighters signed Keppel to a 2-year deal worth 46.5M yen ($500,000) a year plus incentives.  He has also been assigned the number 31.

=== UPDATE 1/8/2010 11:12am JST

According to Sponichi, the overall total on the 2-year contract will be about 111M yen ($1.2M).

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