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Texas Rangers sign Yoshinori Tateyama

by on Dec.01, 2010 @ 3:26 am, under MLB

3:02pm JST

Tateyama's thoughts on the signing (via Nikkan Sports): "I wanted prepare [for the season] by doing some research [on the hitters], so I'm glad things got done so quickly.  I selected [the Rangers] out of a number of offers I received."

11:15am JST

Tateyama's contract is apparentlyworth US$1.1M (about 92.4M yen).  Tateyama is also expected to hold a press conference in Sapporo on the 3rd.

3:26am JST

Former Nippon Ham Fighter Yoshinori Tateyama appears to have found a new home with the Texas Rangers.  According to an ESPN report, Tateyama agreed to a 1-year contract that includes two years of club options.

Career Stats

YR TM G W L Sv CG ShO BF IP H HR BB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA WHIP
1999 HAM 22 6 5 0 1 1 442 106.0 101 11 29 1 62 0 0 43 34 2.89 1.23
2000 HAM 28 6 8 0 2 0 396 89.1 106 15 29 2 55 1 0 57 55 5.54 1.51
2001 HAM 10 1 0 0 0 0 72 14.1 22 5 9 2 9 0 0 17 17 10.67 2.16
2002 HAM 45 3 2 4 0 0 231 59.0 40 7 13 4 41 1 0 16 15 2.29 0.90
2003 HAM 32 2 1 15 0 0 138 37.1 24 5 4 0 31 2 0 9 9 2.17 0.75
2004 HAM 41 1 3 0 0 0 190 46.1 39 4 7 2 39 1 0 17 12 2.33 0.99
2005 HAM 45 4 6 2 0 0 211 51.1 50 10 8 2 35 1 0 22 21 3.68 1.13
2006 HAM 46 3 3 0 0 0 193 47.0 42 6 10 2 30 1 1 18 16 3.06 1.11
2007 HAM 7 2 4 0 1 0 167 41.0 33 7 9 5 31 0 0 20 19 4.17 1.02
2008 HAM 58 1 2 2 0 0 276 67.1 61 3 12 4 53 1 0 23 23 3.07 1.08
2009 HAM 46 5 7 0 0 0 209 47.2 53 3 15 1 43 1 0 24 20 3.78 1.43
2010 HAM 58 1 2 4 0 0 218 55.0 43 3 11 2 59 0 0 11 11 1.80 0.98
Totals 438 35 43 27 4 1 2743 661.2 614 79 156 27 488 9 1 277 252 3.43 1.16

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