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Yomiuri Giants part ways with Kobayashi, Fujita

by on Oct.30, 2010 @ 4:56 pm, under NPB

The Yomiuri Giants announced on Friday that they released Soichi Fujita and Masahide Kobayashi.

Masahide Kobayashi 2010 Stats

G W L SV HLD CG SHO PCT BF IP H HR BB IBB HB SO WP BK R ER ERA
Ni-gun 16 0 0 0 - 0 0 .000 67 16 20 0 6 0 0 8 0 0 5 4 2.25
Ichi-gun 12 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 64 14 19 0 5 0 0 2 1 1 8 8 5.14

Soichi Fujita 2010 Stats

G W L SV CG SHO PCT BF IP H HR BB IBB HB SO WP BK R ER ERA
Ni-gun 27 3 0 0 0 0 1.000 104 24.2 24 2 4 0 3 22 2 1 11 10 3.65

The Giants also released the following three Ikusei players on Friday:

20-year-old catcher, Atsushi Yachida

25-year-old infielder, Yukinori Momiyama

22-year-old infielder, Takahiro Ijuin

It seems the Giants are still interested in the three and will re-offer them Ikusei contracts.