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Softbank Hawks sign J.D. Durbin to a one year deal

by on May.02, 2010 @ 9:09 pm, under NPB

5/21/2010 7:35pm JST

The Hawks held a press conference for Durbin today at Yahoo Dome.  Seems he throws a fastball, curve, slider and change.

Durbin was assigned the number 53.

5/2/2010 9:09pm JST

The Hawks announced on Sunday that they signed J.D. Durbin to a one year deal worth 20M yen.

Said Itaru Kobayashi, head of the development department, "He has good movement on his fastball and his off-speed pitches have a nice break.  If we have a strong back-up plan in place, we won't have any worries."

As for Michael Olmsted, it seems the team is trying to sign him to an Ikusei contract.


See also:

Softbank Hawks to sign both Michael Olmsted and J.D. Durbin?

Softbank Hawks checking out J.D. Durbin and Michael Olmsted