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Hanshin Tigers sign Jason Standridge to 1-year deal

by on Apr.01, 2010 @ 5:21 pm, under NPB

=== 11:13pm JST

Looks like it's a one year deal worth about 40M yen.

=== 4/5/2010 9:02pm JST

The Tigers held a press conference announcing the addition of Standridge early on Monday.  No details on his contract as of yet.  He was assigned the number 55.

=== 4/3/2010 8:09pm JST

Standridge will be arriving in Japan on the 4th.  He got his medical exam and will likely sign on the dotted line early next week.  After that, Standridge could be ready to pitch by sometime later this month (mid-April).

=== 4/1/2010 5:21pm JST

Nikkan Sports is reporting that the Hanshin Tigers are working on a deal to sign Jason Standridge.

According to the article, the team is in the final stages of negotiations and all that's really left is a medical examination to make sure he's ok.  If things continue to proceed smoothly, Standridge could join the Tigers before mid-April.

Standridge did have some success when he played for the Softbank Hawks a couple years back.  Here are his numbers:

Year Team G W L Sv CG ShO BF IP H HR BB HBP SO WP BLK R ER ERA
2007 Softbank 17 7 1 0 0 0 233 54 51 0 23 1 35 2 2 22 18 3.00
2008 Softbank 3 0 2 0 0 0 64 13 17 1 6 2 8 0 0 13 11 7.62
Totals 20 7 3 0 0 0 297 67 68 1 29 3 43 2 2 35 29 3.90