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Rakuten Eagles agree to terms with Shinya Okamoto

by on Nov.19, 2010 @ 5:17 pm, under NPB

10:49pm JST

According to Nikkan Sports, Okamoto got a 1-year deal worth 15M yen and the number 61.

5:17pm JST

The Eagles announced today that they agreed to terms with 36-year-old right-handed pitcher Shinya Okamoto.

Okamoto was drafted by the Chunichi Dragons in 2000 and was later sent to the Seibu Lions as compensation for the Dragons' signing Kazuhiro Wada.  The Lions released Okamoto after just 2 years and signed on with the LG Twins for 2010 season.

Career Stats and 2010 Season

YR TM G GS CG ShO W L Sv HLD WPC BF IP H HR BB IBB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA WHIP
2010 LG 46 0 0 0 5 3 16 1 .600 205 48.0 36 6 29 4 4 40 5 0 17 16 3.00 1.35
NPB Totals 357 12 0 0 32 19 2 92 .627 1777 426.0 364 36 169 13 13 421 36 0 159 152 3.21 1.25
KBO Totals 46 0 0 0 5 3 16 1 .600 205 48.0 36 6 29 4 4 40 5 0 17 16 3.00 1.35

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